During the winter months, Old North is open for site visits 10-4 Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4 on Sunday. Take in the beauty of the church and learn about its history from our friendly and knowledgeable educators!
For school vacation week in Massachusetts, Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24, we will also be offering Behind-the-Scenes Tours at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm! Purchase your ticket at the gift shop next door to the church. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for children, students, military, and seniors, and $4 for children under 12. Plus, our very own Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and The Printing Office of Edes & Gill will be open all week!
Learn more about our historic site:
Behind-the-Scenes Tours: This 30 minute guided tour offers a more in-depth view of the Old North and its history within the theme of “how things work.” This tour is the only way to visit the bell ringing chamber and the crypt during your visit! First, climb the stairs of the Old North steeple to the room where the teen-aged Paul Revere worked as a bell ringer. Explore the history and architecture of the steeple, which has been toppled twice by hurricanes in its storied history. Listen and learn about the workings of the oldest set of change-ringing bells in North America. Second, walk amongst the 37 tombs constructed below the floors of the Old North between 1732 and 1860. Learn about the construction of the crypt, view artifacts found in the crypt, and learn how and why crypts were used in colonial Boston.
Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop: Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. Captain Jackson’s, the only shop of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period, and its connections to Boston and the Old North Church. Daily demonstrations illustrate how chocolate was made and enjoyed by colonial Bostonians.
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill: Witness Boston’s only colonial printing experience with an 18th century printing press! Visitors engage with a historian and master printer who demonstrates the colonial printing process and shares how printers affected communities and sparked a revolution in America.