The Paul Revere House, built c.1680, was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. A National Historic Landmark since 1961, it is located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts, in the city's North End, and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association. An admission fee is charged.
The original three-story house was built about 1680, making it the oldest house in downtown Boston. It occupied the former site of the Second Church of Boston's parsonage, home to Increase Mather and Cotton Mather, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1676. Its first owner was Robert Howard, a wealthy slave merchant. His L-shaped townhouse contained spacious rooms and would have been enhanced by exterior features such as a second-floor overhang and casement windows.
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Noah Hoppe | Feb 19, 2018
The price of entry was very fair at $5 per person. Tour was self guided - and they had knowledgeable tour guides available to answer any questions. Small gift shop was also available. Would recommend visiting this attraction before leaving Boston.
Gomer Aquino | Jan 11, 2018
Historic site but the exhibits are quite underwhelming. For a man of Revere's stature, I was hoping to see an in-depth presentation of his life story and achievements, perhaps in a chronological fashion so that it's easy to follow. This presentation is typical of similar museums, such as the Hamilton Grange in New York, which is dedicated to Alexander Hamilton. And this is possible even with limited available space. I really hope they can curate a more comprehensive collection. I also do not understand why they don't allow pictures, again something that is allowed in many museums the world over.
Cody Sharp | Feb 4, 2018
Very neat place and the museum folks really knew EVERYTHING we asked them about. Very friendly and super interesting. I would highly recommend.
John Clevenger | Feb 3, 2018
Amazingly cool place built in 1680. No photos inside is really frustrating. Can't even take a photo of such old wood beams and structures.
Christian Zummer | Oct 22, 2017
Very cool to see the house of Paul Revere. The tour is really short, so if you have smaller kids, this one is probably a good one. Only $5/adult, so its pretty cheap, and there is some cool silverware Revere created inside, as well as furniture original to Revere. When my wife and I were there, there was a City of Boston archaeologist on-site, doing a dig, and he was explaining what he was doing, and showing some of the stuff he came across, and that was very cool.
Mark tatum | May 1, 2018
It is a shame that a lot of tourists just walk the Freedom Trail and avoid paying money to visit the places along the route. Nevertheless, The Paul Revere House is a popular stop on the route located along the Freedom Trail in the North End area of Boston. The house is the original house carefully restored to original condition. It is small and easy to see in a quick stop, and it is air conditioned! The rooms have descriptions, but the staff describing the rooms and their contents is worth the effort. Ask lots of detailed questions to get a richer experience. Get the discount tickets to avoid the small, but cash only admission charge. The lines can be long, but they move fast since there are only a few rooms to explore. Paul Revere was part of an important night and stopping by his house will enrich your Freedom Trail adventure.
Leopoldo Weaver | Apr 9, 2018
It's always so interesting to me to see how people lived back then. In our current world of excess, Paul Revere's house really shows how he lived. Some of the flooring, beams, windows and furniture are original to Paul Revere. When you take a tour the guide is able to show you the original items. Even the gentleman at the gift shop had a lot of information regarding Paul Revere as we know about him and then after his famous ride. Great stop on the Freedom Trail!
Kaylee Haines | Apr 23, 2018
It was pretty cool to see the house and walk through. It was very interesting to see some of the history of Boston that is very well preserved. I think everyone should walk the freedom trail at least once when going to Boston. Also go and grab a slice of great pizza in Haymarket!
Joseph Bilecki | May 1, 2018
A small walk through, but the guides are knowledgeable and some of the items are really cool. Lots of history here. My kids enjoyed it, especially the gift shop.
leemyunghee89 | May 2, 2018
So worth the few bucks. Very cool piece of history. Staff were so informative and friendly
Christian Wilson | May 23, 2018
Trying to figure out why not 5 stars. It's 3.50$ to get it. The money goes to help the history of the place. It a part of history that is a must see while in Boston. There is a ton of information and it does not take a long time to get through. I would say top 30 mins. It was quite busy when I was there the day before Easter. The staff are very friendly and will answer any and all questions.
Chris Ferry | May 27, 2018
This is definitely one of the most visited places in Boston, and it's right on the Freedom Trail. The whole trail is under 3 miles, so you can do the tour inside and still have plenty of time to see the other sights. Driving around the house is a nightmare, because of the old cobblestones, narrow streets and general Boston traffic. Park somewhere else and enjoy the walk! This is a nicely preserved piece of American history and I'd recommend at least stopping to take some photos.
Yasmine Prasad | May 22, 2018
What a wonderful experience! Took my almost 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son and honestly expected their eyes to just glaze over. But the guides were such amazing, engaging storytellers that my daughter was drawn in completely. She couldn't wait to tell her friends back in school all about the real story of the midnight ride and even my 4 year old was fascinated by much of the memorabilia there.
Philip Johnson | May 15, 2018
Glad it was only $11 for three of us (2 adults and 1 child.) The house is small, the tour is well directed; and, the first floor docent was very informative; but, really only 3-or-4 rooms to see, a kitchen/hall and 2 bedrooms. It just scratches the surface of the history of the home, unless you stop and read the detailed literature, which were 4-to-5 people deep to read. The visitors center and shop are very nice, the two restrooms had lines past the elevator; but, were clean and serviceable. I am glad we stopped in, to help keep it open; but, we were in and out within 1/2 hour, and that included the long wait for the restroom.
Marjorie Stradinger | Jul 11, 2018
I didn't really think I was going to enjoy visiting The Paul Revere House so much, but I did. The guides were amazing, full of information, easy to listen to, and very welcoming. We had an introduction in the walkway, and then were able to see the house and learn about Revere and his family. The architecture, furnishings, and decor really let you feel you are there. Well, you sort of are there. :) Great for families with kids to keep alive our history and heritage.
Trina Bennett | Jul 14, 2018
The Paul Revere House was a nice stop in Boston. There isn't a guided tour for the home, which is a bit sad since the space is small and I felt bad about standing in one place too long to read the plaques when there were other people waiting to see the exhibits as well. However, the staff were informative and very willing to answer questions. Also, be aware that visitors can not take pictures inside the house.
Nufaces Media | Jun 25, 2018
This is not an impressive attraction by any stretch of the imagination. I really think it deserves 1 star, but it's so historic, I'll give 2. Each tour we have taken in Boston has pointed out that Paul Revere is given credit for more in history than he really deserves. Who knew!! The history books have been lying to me! Well, the self guided tour of the Revere House lasts all of 5 minutes, 10 if you go slowly. No pictures! If this is not included in a package you have already purchased, you can safely bypass this Boston attraction. It is cash only. Luckily it was included in the Go card.
Hope Reynolds | Jul 4, 2018
Paul Revere's House is another stop during the red line tour. The house is rather small, but it has been kept the way people lived then. We also saw the Revere Bell, cast in 1804 and sold in 1805 to the Parish Church. Paul Revere is a central figure in the history of the United States, a true patriot. We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to see how he lived. Don't miss it!
Heather Sheridan | Jun 18, 2018
How can you not give something this historic 5 stars. It is absolutely amazing that they keep this preserved. My favorite thing about the east coast is the effort to keep our history alive. Very informative displays and fair pricing to get in. Doesn't take long to go through it all, so if you're hoping for something to take up more time, not to be the only thing you plan for the day.
BradJill Travels | Aug 14, 2018
One of the genuinely unique attractions along the Freedom Trail is the Paul Revere House. Built around 1680, this national landmark is the oldest standing structure in downtown Boston. This house is of lumber construction typical of the early colonial days. Within you can experience two floors with rooms decorated with period furnishing. Some of the upstairs pieces were owned by Paul Revere, the famous American patriot who lived here from 1770-1800. Unfortunately, photography isn't allowed within this attraction. We greatly enjoyed seeing the various rooms of the Paul Revere House and appreciated the onsite staff who provided very useful commentary and patiently described the rooms and their furniture. Some of the stories behind the furniture pieces were very interesting to hear, adding greatly to the perspective of what it was like to live during those times. Paul Revere House is quite small so if you are in a hurry you can experience it in no more than 10 minutes or stick around for twice that if you are enjoying what you see and what the attendant has to say about this historic property. Note: At the Paul Revere House, you can buy a combo ticket ($16 per adult) that includes entrance into the Old South Meeting Hall and the Old State House, giving you a $3 savings compared to buying each ticket individually.
George Shepherd | Aug 16, 2018
The Paul Revere House is really well done. It’s very well restored. And its exhibits are honest and informative, as are the volunteer guides. It correctly places Paul Revere within the context of his times, and it doesn’t exaggerate his importance. It is a worthy part of even the shortest visit to Boston.
Jenny Bray | Aug 2, 2018
This was really neat to see. It's in the North End also known as "Little Italy" as there are 100 Italian eateries within 1 sq mile! I was bummed you couldn't use a camera inside the house. The little museum attached has some of the silver items Paul made. That was cool to see!
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