Old North Church Visitor Guide

Did you know that Old North Church is open for self-guided tours 362 days of the year? We ask our visitors for a donation at the door, but we do not require paid admission for any visitor who comes to our campus to visit the church or the Clough House.

Our hours change with the seasons:
January – February 10am – 4pm
March – May 9am – 5pm
June – October 9am – 6pm
November – December 9am – 5pm

In addition to year-round self-guided tours, at specific times of the year go Behind-the-Scenes at the Old North! This 30 minute guided tour offers a more in-depth view of the Old North and its history while also exploring two areas of the church only accessible on this tour:

The Bell Ringing Chamber: Climb the stairs of the Old North steeple to the room where the teen-aged Paul Revere worked as a bell ringer. Explore the history and architecture of the steeple, which has been toppled twice by hurricanes in its storied history. Listen and learn about the workings of the oldest set of change-ringing bells in North America.

The Crypt: Walk amongst the 37 tombs constructed below the floors of the Old North between 1732 and 1860. Learn about the construction of the crypt, view artifacts found in the crypt, and learn how and why crypts were used in colonial Boston.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour Prices:
$6 for adults/general public
$5 for students/seniors/military
$4 for children under 12

Individuals and small groups (8 or less) can purchase tickets for Behind-the-Scenes tours at the Gift Shop on the Old North Church campus without advance notice.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour Times:
Daily tours are offered beginning at 10 am (except Sundays) according to the schedule below. Please note that the number of tours offered each day may be affected by large group reservations.

January – February: no tours except during School Vacation Week or by special request
March: weekends only, every hour from 10 am – 3 pm, no tours at 12 noon
April – May: every hour from 10 am – 4 pm, no tours at 12 noon
June – October: every half hour from 10 am – 4 pm, no tours at 12 or 12:30
November – December: every hour from 10 am – 4 pm, no tours at 12 noon

Please note: This tour requires climbing and descending two flights of narrow, steep stairs and navigating narrow hallways. Persons with claustrophobia or mobility limitations are not advised to take this tour.

Paul Revere Statue on Old North Church Campu

Paul Revere Statue on Old North Church Campus