The Old North Church is called relative to the old South Church. In a residential area, there are some former residences of celebrities in this residential area, the church has a small courtyard, and there are sculptures in the small squares in the north and south.
This is the church where Paul Revere hung the lanterns to warn of the british invasion. If you are history buff it is a must see.
Probably the highlight of the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church isn't just, well, an old church, but has a lot of interesting history inside. They have many posters and plaques explaining about the real Paul Revere's ride as well as digging into some of the politics and interesting facts about the people who attended the church throughout the years. Well worth the stop!
One if by land, Two if by sea, The midnight ride of Paul Revere, The famous OLD NORTH CHURCH, a must see if you are visiting Boston.
The Old North Church is the oldest standing church, and the second oldest building in Boston. The Church opened it doors for worship in December of 1729. The church was immortalized during the American Revolution when Paul Revere asked the church rector to place one lantern in the steeple, if the Brits were attacking by land, or two lanterns, if they were attacking by sea. Paul Revere was then able to warn the Patriots at Lexington and Concord that the Redcoats were coming by sea. "One if by land, and two if by sea!"