Boston Area’s Best Historic Churches

March 31, 2014 10:00 AM
Boston Area’s Best Historic Churches
" While Boston was founded on the concept of religious freedom, it was never about freedom from religion. Of course, people have that choice today, but at that point in history, it was about freedom to follow the religion of a person’s choice. Therefore, since its inception, Boston has been home to countless churches. Some of the oldest churches in the city still stand and date back to before the American Revolution.

Old North Church (Photo Credit: Kristen Fenton)

Old North Church 193 Salem St. Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-6676

Perhaps the most famous church in Boston, the Old North Church, or Christ Church in the City of Boston, is known for its role in the first battle of the American Revolution. On April 18, 1775, the sexton of the church lit two lanterns in the church’s steeple. It was a sign that the British were moving inland by sea. This Georgian church was founded in 1722 and has more than one claim to fame. Paul Revere was once a bell ringer for the church. Visitors are welcome to tour this church every day "

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