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Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House
Paul Revere House

© Jill M

"The British are coming!" is usually the first thought that comes to mind when you think about Paul Revere, but there is certainly more to the fabled Revolutionary man. Perhaps you knew he was a silversmith for over 40 years, but did you know that he was a practicing dentist? Father of sixteen? Hardware store proprietor? In any case, he remains a prominent historical figure to Boston. His house, built in 1680, still stands tall at 19 North Square as the oldest building in the downtown area.

Paul Revere owned this house for 30 years, from 1770 to 1800, and lived here with his wife and children for most of this time. After 1800, the building was used for tenement housing and a variety of retail stores. In the 1900s, Revere's grandson purchased the house, restored it, and opened it as a museum honoring the revolutionary midnight rider.

Today, the Paul Revere House is one of the most popular stops on the Freedom Trail. The restoration resulted in an exquisite colonial atmosphere, complete with furniture, documents, relics, and samples of Paul Revere's silver. Guests browse at their leisure and can inquire about any of the history to one of the knowledgeable staff. Come visit and learn more about Boston's prestigious patriot.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Changes seasonally, please check website for current hours
  • Admission:
  • Adults: $3.50
  • Seniors and College Students: $3
  • Children under 18: $1
  • Subway Stop
  • "Haymarket" on orange and green lines
  • Contact:
  • Location: 19 North Square, Boston, MA
  • Phone: 617-523-2338
  • Website: www.paulreverehouse.org
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