Paul Revere House
19 North Square
Boston, MA 02113-2405
The home of legendary patriot Paul Revere, where he began the famous “Midnight Ride,” was built in 1680 and is the only home on the Freedom Trail.
Built around 1680, the Paul Revere House is a rare example of 17th-century urban architecture. One room is furnished with artifacts from the time of the first owner, while three other rooms contain artifacts from Revere’s era, including Revere family furniture and silver made in the Revere shop.
Paul Revere purchased this former merchant’s dwelling in 1770, when he was 35 years old. He and his family lived here when Revere made his famous messenger ride on the night of April 18-19, 1775. For most of the 19th century the home served as a rooming house and a tenement for some of the thousands of Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants who lived in the neighborhood. Restored in the early 20th century and opened to the public in 1908, the Paul Revere House today is a an ideal place for visitors to experience what everyday life was like in 17th and 18th century Boston.
- Experience everyday life in the time of the Revolution at the only home on the Freedom Trail.
- Learn the true story behind Paul Revere’s famous Midnight Ride.
- See Revere’s exquisite silver work, Revere documents, and family furniture along with changing displays related to the house’s history.
- Explore a rare example of 17th-century urban architecture, circa 1680.
- Enjoy “Paul Revere’s Boston” events: performances and craft demonstrations included with admission on Saturday afternoons April – October.
Narrow one-way streets and limited parking make public transportation the best option. If you drive, the nearest parking lots are at Fleet Street and Atlantic Avenue.
From the North: Route 93 South to Exit 24A - Government Center. Follow the ramp to the surface, staying to the left, and bear left at the light. Follow the signs for the North End onto Atlantic Avenue. Take a left on Richmond Street. The third street is North Street, take a right.
From the West: Route 90 East (Mass. Pike) to Route 93 North to Exit 23. Turn right at the first light onto North Street.
From the South: Route 93 North to Exit 23. Turn right at the first light onto North Street.
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Summer (April 15-October 31): Open daily. 9:30AM - 5:15PM
Winter (November 1-April 14): 9:30AM - 4:15PM
Closed on Mondays in January, February and March.
Seniors (62+) $3.00
Students (w/ID) $3.00
Children (ages 5-17) $1.00
Children under 5 free
Groups call for reservations and group rates.
SUBWAY: Short walk from subway stations. Green Line to Government Center or Haymarket stations; Blue Line to Government Center or Aquarium stations; Orange Line to State or Haymarket stations.
RAIL (Amtrak or Commuter Rail): From North Station, walk or one stop by subway. From Back Bay Station, connect to Orange Line subway. From South Station connect by subway.