The Paul Revere House in Boston's North End (NEWF Photo)
The Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End (NEWF Photo)

The following is a list of programs scheduled for April School Vacation and Summer Saturdays in May, courtesy of the Paul Revere House:

240 years ago on April 18th Paul Revere left this house for his now famous Midnight Ride; we encourage you to visit our museum during this season to honor Paul and his family for the sacrifices they made. Our April events are intended to give your family a glimpse into what life was like for the Reveres around the time of the Ride. Unless otherwise noted, events are free with museum admission: adults $3.50, seniors and college students $3.00, children ages 5–17 $1.00. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times. Through April 14 the Revere House is open 9:30–4:15. Beginning April 15, the site is open daily 9:30-5:15. Closed on Mondays in January, February, and March.

April Events:

Patriots Day and Spring School Vacation Programs
Events commemorate the 240th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the beginning of the American Revolution.

Saturday, April 18; 1:00-3:00  –  Patriot Fife and Drum
Enjoy a lively concert of music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their beloveds, and waged war. David Vose and Sue Walko provide fascinating insight into each selection they perform. 

Tuesday, April 21; 1:00-3:00  –  A Visit with Paul Revere
David Connor brings Boston’s favorite patriot vividly to life. Ask him about the details of his midnight ride, inquire about his 16 children, or engage him in conversation about his activities as a member of the Sons of Liberty.

Wednesday, April 22 & Friday, April 24; 10:30–12:00  –  Midnight Ride Storytelling Program
Find out what really happened on Paul Revere’s ride! Separate the facts from the myths, then retrace Revere’s route from his home to the banks of the Charles River. Participants don hats and carry props as they go, taking on the roles of Paul and Rachel Revere, their children, British soldiers, rowers, John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Particularly appropriate for kids in grades K-4. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 617-523-2338. $4.50 for each adult and child age 5 and up.

Thursday, April 23; 2:00-4:00   –  Drop-In Colonial Kids Activities
We encourage families with kids of all ages to stop by to try on clothes like Paul Revere’s kids wore, play 18th century games in an informal setting, and write with a quill pen.  This program is included with admission to the house and reservations are NOT required.

Saturday, April 25; 10:30  –  Kids-eye-view Tour of the Paul Revere House
Take a tour designed especially to answer kids’ most pressing Historic House questions like: where did 16 children sleep in this house? How did they bathe & where did they go to the bathroom? Why didn’t playing cards have numbers? And who was this Paul Revere guy anyway? This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 617-523-2338. $4.50 for each adult and child age 5 and up.

May Events:

Summer Saturdays
Special events on Saturday afternoons (1:00-3:00) in May will feature craft demonstrations, historical talks, live music, and more in the Paul Revere House courtyard, weather permitting. Included with admission to the museum.

MUSEUM HOURS: Through April 14, the Revere House is open 9:30–4:15. From April 15 through October 31, the house is open daily 9:30–5:15. Closed on Mondays, January–March.

THE REVERE HOUSE AT A GLANCE:  On the Freedom Trail in Boston’s historic North End, the Revere House was home to patriot and silversmith Paul Revere from 1770 to 1800. Revere left from the house on April 18, 1775, to begin the mission that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized in the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Built around 1680, the Revere House is the oldest building in downtown Boston. As visitors tour the house at their own pace, museum staff provide fascinating insight into the intriguing furnishings and personal artifacts on display.  For more information about the Revere House, visitwww.paulreverehouse.org.

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