For individual visitors and small groups who would like to extend their experience at Old North, we offer daily guided tours and self-guided tours. We also invite you to play our interactive game for mobile devices called Prince’s Prowl, in which Prince the cat acts as your virtual tour guide!
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Go “behind the scenes” at the Old North! 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 while you explore two areas of the church only accessible on this tour. Climb the stairs of the Old North steeple to the bell ringing chamber 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. Walk amongst the 37 tombs constructed in the crypt 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.
Disclaimer:This tour requires climbing and descending two flights of narrow, steep stairs and navigating narrow hallways. Persons with claustrophobia or mobility limitations are not advised to take this tour.
Price: $6 for adults / $5 for students, seniors, and military / $4 for children under 12. Please purchase your tickets in the Gift Shop or at the outdoor tours kiosk.
Available Times: January – February no public tours; March – May AND November – December offered daily @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm; June – October offered daily @ 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:00, 4:30;
The bell ringing chamber
Curious about what Puritans believed? Intrigued by the idea of crypts underneath Anglican churches? This brand new 40 minute guided tour takes our visitors to the second floor gallery of the sanctuary of the church (only accessible through this tour), the church’s crypt, and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground while exploring the primary differences between Puritans and Anglicans in regards to ideaology and burial practices. Tolerance & Tombstones: Religion in Colonial Boston will give you a better sense of how important religion was to the first European settlers of this state and the political underpinnings of certain religious practices. If you want to understand the philosophies and beliefs that shaped Boston and subsequently our nation, this tour is for you!
Disclaimer:This tour requires climbing and descending two flights of narrow, steep stairs, navigating narrow hallways, and climbing a small hill. Persons with claustrophobia or mobility limitations are not advised to take this tour.
Price: $6 for adults; $5 for students, seniors, and military (IDs required). Not suitable for children under 13. Please purchase your tickets in the Gift Shop or at the outdoor tours kiosk.
Available Times: January – February no public tours; March – May AND November – December offered daily @ 10am and 2pm; June – October offered daily @ 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm.
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground