Boston - Old North Church


Founded in 1722, the Old North Church (Christ Church) is Boston’s oldest surviving church building and historical site.  It is also located on the Freedom Trail.

You can stroll around the church or take the “Behind the Scenes” tour.  
• This 30 minute tour takes you to the historic bell tower and into the crypt below the church
• Stop by the gift shop to reserve a space on the tour which is offered every half-hour (except 12:00 and 12:30pm) during regular visitors hours.

In addition to the Old North Church, visitors can go to:
• The 1713 Clough House, one of Boston’s oldest surviving brick residences, which houses the Print Shop of Edes & Gill and Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop
• A chapel built in 1918 for Italian immigrants, which now serves as the Old North Gift Shop
• Three large courtyards, and two formal gardens
• Two adjoining townhouses, used for administrative, educational, social, civic, and parish programs

Self-guided downloadable audio tours are available for free online




193 Salem St. Boston, MA 02113


Admission Fee

• suggested donation, with a donation receive an official “One if by land, two if by sea” lantern sticker to wear, which grants them access to the church, Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, the restrooms, and the gardens.
• The sticker also grants the visitor a $1.00 off coupon for our Behind-the-Scenes Tours and a 10% discount in the gift shop (on purchases over $10.00).

Behind the Scenes Tour:
• $6 for adults/general public $5 for students/seniors/military $4 for children under 12
• Please note: This tour requires climbing and descending two flights of narrow, steep stairs and navigating narrow hallways.
•The Historic site tour is open  
January – February 10am – 4pm
March – May 9am – 5pm
June – October 9am – 6pm
November – December 9am – 5pm

9am Holy Eucharist
11am Holy Eucharist with music

Getting There

By T (Subway)

• Take T (Subway) Train green or orange line
• Exit at Haymarket St. stop
• Walk across the Greenway (and the I93 tunnels) to Salem Street.  
• Continue walking up Salem Street past Prince and Tileston Streets
• The church will be on your right  

• Take the T (subway) Train red or green line
• Exit at Park St. stop
• Follow the Freedom Trail marked by a red brick ground path through the Faneuil Hall area.
• Continue on to Hanover Street in the North End of Boston.
• Cut through the Paul Revere Mall (noted by the famous Paul Revere statue),
• Cross Unity Street, and into the gardens of the Old North Church


Combine with other Freedom Trail stops like Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere House. Go to the Harborfront for lunch.  Stop by Little Italy in and get a cannoli!!!!!!!!!

For more information on other attractions in the North Boston/ Little Italy area, go to our main page for Boston.




Visit the Official Old North Church Website for more information