193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
Date Posted: January 26, 2020
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
300 Years. Two Lanterns. One Revolution.
The Old North Church, built in 1723, is famous for the two signal lanterns hung in its steeple at the instruction of Paul Revere. Those two lanterns sparked the American Revolution.
The Old North Church & Historic Site is located in the heart of Boston’s North End and includes the iconic church, the colonial-era Clough House, several gardens and courtyards, and a gift shop. The Old North Foundation manages the site and is responsible for preservation and educational programming. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors step into three hundred years of history at Old North while walking the Freedom Trail.
Homepage banner image: Detail of glassworks by Carrie Gustafson (Mass Cultural Council Crafts Fellow ’11).
¹ Americans for the Arts. (2017). “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofits and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Massachusetts.” Retrieved from www.AmericansForTheArts.org
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