Paul Revere House
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On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend.
Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.
The Paul Revere House is the oldest standing private home in Boston and once belonged to Paul Revere. It is a small museum comprised of rooms decorated in authentic colonial style.
Although your visit will be limited in this hands-off museum, the authenticity and rich history is worth the trip. Formal programs start for children five years and older. During the summer, the museum features living history reenactments with actors in period costumes.
The home was built about 1680 on the site of the former parsonage of the Second Church of Boston. Increase Mather, the Minister of the Second Church, and his family (including his son, Cotton Mather) occupied this parsonage from 1670 until it was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1676. A large and fashionable new home was built at the same location about four years later.
The average visit is 30 - 45 minutes depending on the time of year.
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April 15 to October 31, daily 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM,
November 1 to April 14 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM
Closed on Mondays in January, February and March.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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Seniors and College Students $5.50
Children (ages 5-17) $1.00
19 North Square, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 523-1676
- There are no public restrooms or telephones on the site.
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