Trinity Church

Trinity Church, Boston

Trinity Church
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 8:00 PM
About
This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
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Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
How to get there
  • Copley • 3 min walk
  • Back Bay • 4 min walk
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Becky G
9 contributions
Jan 2022
Beautiful, beautiful church. I suggest going to their website for a virtual tour first and then take the nearly identical audio tour on site. Well worth a visit. Allow about an hour.
Written 17 January 2022
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,863 contributions
Nov 2021
I visited the Trinity Church in November 2021. It was a quick visit. I had also visited here in 2018 and wrote a review. I arrived at the church at 12:15 pm on a Sunday. Mass was just ending and the people were leaving. Normally you have to pay a $10 admission fee and there are also guided tours. I was able to go in quickly for free and look at the altar, organ and stained glass. I spent only 10 minutes there on this visit because I was pressed for time. I think next time it may be worth taking a guided tour.
Written 6 December 2021
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Larry Shuemate
14 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful building we would have loved to tour. Unfortunately the doors are locked. Unsure if there are tours.
Written 5 August 2021
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paulaA4400BU
Smithtown, NY214 contributions
Jul 2021
We did the Hop on and Off thing to get there from Long Wharf, but unfortunately Trinity Church is only offering one "outdoor" mass on Sunday - the church itself is closed until further notice...whatever that means...
Written 8 July 2021
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larryrneal2016
Warren, PA471 contributions
Apr 2021
It is really too bad that Boston has largely shutdown over COVID because so many of the famous sites are closed to the public. As a result, one can only see the outside of these historical sites. What I could see was inspiring.
Written 3 May 2021
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Kathleen R
Midlothian, Virginia, United States95 contributions
Apr 2021
Such a peaceful place in the middle of historic Boston. Plenty of places to sit and contemplate the architecture or offer a prayer. I can't wait to go back after Covid & see the interior.
Written 26 April 2021
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Apr 2021
Incredibly church; the architecture is amazing.
Even though we weren't able to get in because of Covid restrictions, the building itself was outstanding. Located in Copley Square, it is such an iconic image in the Boston landscape. I did see some questionable people walking around and parking is complicated, but it's definitely worth a visit. So beautiful!
Written 8 April 2021
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Philip
Boston, MA34 contributions
Mar 2021
This little Church is worth visiting while in Boston. If you are going in to say a prayer it is free entry. If not, you have to pay. It is a classical High Episcopalian Church lovely outside and inside.
Written 24 March 2021
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Oct 2019
Trinity Church Boston is a beautiful Episcopal church located in Copley Square, facing Boston Public Library and Copley Plaza Mall. During our “10-Day Canada & New England Cruise: New York to Quebec” aboard Caribbean Princess ship, we decided to skip the ship’s shore excursions and simply visit Copley Square area to walk around, because we had been in Boston many times over the past years. After an Uber ride from the pier, we got off at Copley Square, where Trinity Church Boston caught our eyes. The 19 century church’s exterior in Romanesque style looked like a fairy tale castle in the forest of high rise modern buildings. Although we had passed by the church countless times in the past and admired its classic front façade, we had never seen inside the church. So, we decided to enter the church for the first time. Once inside the church, we faced the beautiful nave with ornate decorations and impressive stained glasses. The sanctuary altar area had beautiful stained glass windows on the background, and the Gallery had the church’s impressive pipe organ surrounded by beautiful stained glass window panels. On the side of the altar area was ornate pulpit with beautiful stained glass windows with nativity scenes. The nave gave us warm and comfortable feel instead of awe inspiring feel of Gothic churches. The self-guided tour of the church costed $ 10, and picture taking without flash was allowed.
Written 14 September 2020
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Yes Nomad0921
Wellfleet, MA464 contributions
Aug 2020
We walked by Trinity Church as we stayed close by. What an stately and beautiful venue! Although I'm not a big fan of churches I was impressed with the architecture as well as the fact that the property is well kept. I would come back for the tour if it's open next time we're in the area.
Written 18 August 2020
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Trinity Church is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:45 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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