The enduring fame of the Old North Church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton Robert Newman and vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.
Due to COVID-19, we closed our site to visitors for four months that represent our busiest time in other years. As a result, we face a critical funding shortfall that challenges our ability to continue the programming, visitor experience, and preservation that this national historic site deserves.
We invite you to join the effort to preserve the history, legacy, and campus of Old North Church for generations to come.
Established in 1991, The Old North Foundation of Boston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is responsible for historic site operations and interpretative, educational, and preservation programs at the iconic Old North Historic Site.
Here are several ways to give:
- Make a recurring gift — just $10 per month will help sustain our operations.
- Make a one-time gift — a gift of any amount, today, helps us provide on-site and virtual programming that inspires our 150,000+ visitors per year to consider what role active citizenship, sacrifice, and patriotism will play in their lives and communities.
- Make a gift of stock. Contact Executive Director Nikki Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Include the Old North Foundation in your estate planning to ensure a legacy that shines far into the future. Contact Executive Director Nikki Stewart at email@example.com for details.
We understand that our critical need is one of many you may be considering at this crucial time. We are truly grateful for your support at any level — your gift today will provide urgent and critical support to help sustain and preserve Old North Church & Historic Site.