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Accessibility at Old North Church

The sanctuary of the Old North Church.

At Old North Church & Historic Site, we aim to create experiences that are welcoming and accessible. Here is some information that may be helpful in planning your visit:

  • The text from our exhibit panels is available in large print binders for visitors who may have difficulty reading smaller text. The exhibit content can also be listened to as narration on the Bloomberg Connects app.
  • Assistive listening devices are available for group tours, church services, and any event in which speaking takes place over our PA system. Please ask a staff member to provide you with a headset.
  • Handheld audio guides are available to support your tour of the church sanctuary. The guide contains 35 minutes of content in both English and Spanish. The audio guide is particularly useful for visitors who learn by listening, or who may have difficulty reading our exhibit signage.
  • We are in the planning stage of several projects that will make our campus more physically accessible. However, due to the historic nature of the buildings, some spaces – such as the steeple and balconies – will always require climbing stairs. Thanks to a partnership with UMass Boston, a virtual reality tour is available to allow you to explore our unique spaces from the comfort of home.
  • Currently, our box pews are not wheelchair accessible. If you require wheelchair seating for a historic site event at the church, please contact Emily Spence at in advance and we will work with you to determine the best accommodation possible. If you need accessible seating for a church service, please contact Priscilla Burns at
  • With the exception of the box pews, the church sanctuary is accessible for wheelchair users to explore the space.
  • An ADA-compliant public restroom is located at the rear of the gift shop through an external door.

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