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Open for School Vacation Week

Old North Church & Historic Site is open for School Vacation Week, February 17 – 24, from 11am – 5pm (12:30 – 5pm on Sunday). Beginning March 1, we will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm and on Sunday from 12:30 – 5pm. Tickets are available online and at the ticket booth.

We’re offering the following self-guided options:

  • $10 Crypt Combo Package: includes a self-guided tour of the crypt where 1,100 people are laid to rest, our immersive audio guide, and general admission
  • $8 Audio Guide Package: includes our immersive audio guide and general admission (available for $7 if you book online)
  • $5 General Admission: includes a self-guided tour of the sanctuary, our new history exhibit, a fun family scavenger hunt, and the chance to chat with our knowledgeable Educators

If you are interested in booking a field trip or private group visit, please contact our Visitor Experience Manager, Julius James, at jhobert@oldnorth.com or 781-352-2069. Learn more about our field trip options.

Through the Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, we offer free general admission for EBT and/or WIC cardholders and up to two members of their family. To redeem, please show your EBT or WIC card at our ticket booth or gift shop.

See our accessibility information and our policies and guidelines for visitors

Prince’s Pew Pursuit: A Family Scavenger Hunt

In this fun activity designed especially for families, visitors explore Old North through a scavenger hunt narrated by Prince, the friendly North End cat who used to frequent the church. By finding clues and answering questions, participants will see highlights of the sanctuary and learn about Old North’s unique history.

Audience: Children ages 6-10 and their families

Cost: This activity is included with general admission! To participate, simply request a copy of Prince’s Pew Pursuit when you enter the church.

Prince's Pew Pursuit

New Audio Tour

New Audio Tour - Includes General Admission

Discover Old North’s secrets and stories with our brand-new audio tour! Available in English or Spanish, the tour weaves together the story of Paul Revere’s famous lantern signal with recent research into the lives of Old North’s free and enslaved Indigenous and Black congregants.

Listen to a sneak preview of the audio tour online:

Audience: The audio tour is recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children may also find it enjoyable with explanations from a parent.

Cost: The audio tour includes general admission and is $7 for those who buy online or $8 at the ticket booth.

Crypt Tour

*We’re currently offering self-guided crypt tours rather than guided tours. Guided tours will return mid-April. 

Our historic crypt is now open for tours after a 9-month restoration project!

Did you know that over 1,100 bodies lie underneath the sanctuary of Old North Church? Explore Old North’s crypt on a guided visit with one of our Educators. You’ll hear about the burial practices of early congregants, get introduced to some of the notable crypt “occupants” who have rested in this unique space for hundreds of years, and learn about discoveries from recent archeological work.

When: Check our online schedule for the latest information.

Length: 25 minutes

Tickets: $10 per person (includes general admission to the sanctuary). Children 5 and under are free.

Group Size: 1 – 20 people. Tours fill up fast!

Content: Historical topics discussed include death, burials, and human remains.

Note: Participants should be comfortable in a basement setting and navigating tight spaces. The crypt has low lighting, uneven surfaces, and is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Tour the Crypt

The Balcony: Hidden Histories Tour

The Balcony - Hidden Histories

*Balcony Tours are currently on hiatus and will return mid-April. 

Old North’s balcony (also known as “the gallery”) is a paradoxical space — home to both the church’s undesirable seating and some of the sanctuary’s most costly and ornate items. In this guided tour, you’ll learn about the experiences of early Black congregants, both free and enslaved, who historically sat in the gallery. You’ll also get an up-close look at Old North’s beautiful 1759 pipe organ and the 17th century carved angels flanking it. The tour weaves together the stories of the many people whose labor and contributions shaped Old North into the place it is today.

When: Check our online schedule for the latest information.

Length: 25 minutes

Tickets: $10 per person (includes general admission to the sanctuary). Children 5 and under are free.

Group Size: 1 – 15 people. Tours fill up fast!

Note: Participants should be comfortable climbing stairs and must keep a close eye on any children in their group.

Bell Chamber Tour

*Bell Chamber Tours are currently on hiatus and will return mid-April. 

Join us for a guided tour of the church’s bell tower! Visitors will explore the archive room and the bell ringing chamber: two behind-the-scenes areas that aren’t typically open to guests. Along the way, you’ll learn about Old North’s famous bells, notable bell ringers, and the art of change ringing. Visitors will also hear the story of the church’s three steeples and consider the paradox that the steeple represents.

When: Check our online schedule for the latest information.

Length: 25 minutes

Tickets: $10 per person (includes general admission to the sanctuary). Children 5 and under are free.

Group Size: 1 – 15 people. Tours fill up fast!

Note: Please note that the tour requires climbing two sets of steep stairs.

Tour the Bell Chamber

Free Colonial Printing Demonstrations

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

The Printing Office of Edes & Gill is a reproduction 18th century colonial print shop located inside the Clough House, a historic brick building on Old North’s campus. The shop interprets the connections between newspapers, the printing business, the American Revolution, active citizenship, and the juxtaposition of liberty and enslavement in the colonial era.

Watch as our printers demonstrate the colonial printing process, reproducing historic documents of the Revolution utilizing 18th century printing methods and materials, hand setting the type one letter at a time. Visitors feel like they are transported back in time as discussion about colonial printing encourages them to consider the role of the media then and today.

Admission is free and printing demonstrations typically happen throughout the day.

Joint Ticket: Old North, Old State, & Old South

Experience three historic Boston sites with one ticket! Revolutionary Spaces and Old North Illuminated are now offering a joint ticket to Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Old North Church — a $5 discount off regular full-price admission. This joint ticket includes any programs, exhibits, and gallery talks that are complementary with admission at Old South Meeting House and Old State House, as well as audio guides at Old North Church (a $3 value).

At this time, joint tickets can only be purchased at the Boston Common Visitor Center, located at 139 Tremont Street in Boston. For more information, call 617-536-4100.

The following tickets are available:

  • Adult – $18 (a $23 value)
  • Senior (62+) – $17 (a $22 value)
  • Student (13-18 or college ID) – $17 (a $22 value)
  • Child (6-12) – $11 (a $16 value)

Sites can be visited in any order on any date and time of your choosing. Joint tickets do not expire and do not need to be redeemed in one day. Please visit revolutionaryspaces.org and oldnorth.com for up-to-date operating hours and site closures.

The Old State House, the Old North Church, the Old South Meeting House

Planning a Freedom Trail Day?

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For the most up-to-date information about exploring the Freedom Trail’s official historic sites, please visit the Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpage.

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