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We’re Open!

Old North Church & Historic Site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sunday from 12:30 – 5pm. General admission is $5 and includes a self-guided tour of the church with the chance to ask questions to our knowledgeable educators. Children 5 and under are free.

Scroll below to learn about our new family activity and our add-on tours of the church’s crypt and gallery!

Masks are encouraged indoors and required in the crypt.

Special Announcements

  • From May 19 – 21, admission is free for attendees of the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting. Just show your #AAM2022 badge!
  • On Wednesday, May 25, the church will close at 4:15pm.
  • On Saturday, May 28, the church will have a delayed opening due to a funeral. Old North will be open by 11:30am. General admission tickets can be purchased onsite.
  • On Memorial Day, May 30, admission is free for veterans and active military personnel. The church’s historic change ringing bells will sound around noon. 

Group Tours Are Available

If you are interested in organizing a group tour of Old North Church, please contact our Visitor Experience Manager, Julius Hobert, at jhobert@oldnorth.com or 781-352-2069.

New Family Activity: Prince’s Pew Pursuit

In this new 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 6-12 and their families

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

Prince the cat on the balcony wall of Old North Church.

Add-On: Crypt Tour

Did you know that over 1,100 bodies lie underneath the sanctuary of Old North Church? Explore Old North’s historic crypt on a guided visit with one of our educators. You’ll hear about the burial practices of early congregants and learn about some of those who have rested in this unique space for hundreds of years.

When: Tours run throughout the day.

Length: 15 minutes

Tickets: $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free.

Group Size: 1 – 20 people

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. Masks are required.

Tour the Crypt

Add-On: Gallery Tour

The pipe organ flanked by carved angels in the galley of the Old North Church.

Old North’s gallery is a paradoxical space — home to both the church’s undesirable balcony 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: Tours run throughout the day.

Length: 15 minutes

Tickets: $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free.

Group Size: 1 – 15 people

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

Planning a Freedom Trail Day?

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To learn more about exploring the Freedom Trail’s official historic sites during the pandemic, including what to expect and requirements, please visit the frequently updated Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpage.

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