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This year, join us for an ongoing exploration of active citizenship through an exciting variety of programs and events.


Celebrate Independence Day Early on July 3
Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Saturday, July 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113


The Old North Church & Historic Site will celebrate Independence Day weekend with a one-day family friendly event on Saturday, July 3 from 10 am to 2:30 pm. This year’s festivities will include the MIT Guild of Bellringers ringing of Old North Church’s eight change ringing bells, dramatic readings of Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride poem, an organ performance featuring patriotic music by Dr. Libor Dudas, the Middlesex County Volunteer Fife & Drums, and a book signing with Nancy Schön, best known for her Make Way for Ducklings sculpture.

July 3 Schedule of Events

10:00 am:  Bellringing by the MIT Guild of Bellringers
11:30 am:  Dramatic reading of Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride
Noon:  Organ performance featuring patriotic music by Dr. Libor Dudas
1:00 pm:  Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums
1:30 pm:  Dramatic reading of Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride
2:30 pm:  Book signing with Nancy Schön, best known for her Make Way for Ducklings sculpture, featuring the new release Ducks on Parade

Old North Church Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of the iconic Old North Church.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Tickets: $15.00

The enduring fame of Old North Church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and vestryman Capt. John Pulling Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord “by sea” across the Charles River. That fateful event ignited the battles at Concord and Lexington and launched the American Revolution.

The virtual tour experience:

• An hour-long exploration of Old North Church, National Historic Landmark and one of Boston’s busiest historic sites.

• An overview of Old North Church’s history and the events that led up to the fateful lantern signal.

• An up-close look at our art and artifacts, including our famous box pews, 17th century cherubs, and our 1759 organ.

• Q & A with our Educator

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