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Address: 58 Tremont Street, Tremont and School Streets, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: +1 617-523-1749
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later...

Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.

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Amazing for history buffs

If you enjoy history, this is the place to go. It dates back to the 18th century and is really well-maintained, and offers a quiet place to pause and reflect in the noise of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history, this is the place to go. It dates back to the 18th century and is really well-maintained, and offers a quiet place to pause and reflect in the noise of downtown Boston. It's an Anglican church, so it's simpler and not too ornate, which adds to the sense of tranquility.

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service and were blown away. We had visited this church before but seeing a service took my breath away. The organ and the music and the traditional service were just beautiful!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place to experience history I am not a church person but, had to check out this place of historical value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here while on the Freedom Trail. The church was open and did not have a fee to enter. Walking in, you can see the puritan roots on the architecture. My husband and I both said separately that it felt very Anglican. So different than the typical Renaissance and Gothic Roman Catholic churches my husband I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit and experience New England history at its finest. The Chapel is located in a charming location in Boston and I think it's a must-see for history buffs. Beautiful architecture and you can just envision people sitting in the pews for long services!

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fine to tour on a regular day - but if you can hear music there - you'll really get to enjoy the acoustics!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 40 minutes learning all of the historical significance to Boston and visited the cemetery as well. A must see to appreciate the history of Boston.

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Cohasset, MA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This church was built by Anglicans when Puritans controlled Mass Bay Colony. It became the first Unitarian church in the USA shortly after the revolution. Inside you will see the pew for the colony governor and many other interesting historical items. The bell is a Paul Revere original.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A Treasure, to visit or to attend a service. One of my most favorite places to got to or tell others about,Unitarian or not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Site number 5 on the Freedom Trail. Founded in 1686, this is the first Anglican Church in Boston and houses the oldest American pulpit still in use. Paul Revere recast the church bell and is reputed to have said it was the "sweetest bell" he had ever cast. Burial ground adjacent to the church includes the graves of Massachusetts' first... More 

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