Event Notices

Summer Events at the Paul Revere House

Paul Revere’s Boston events on summer Saturdays feature period craft demonstrations, historical talks from experienced staff, live music as Paul Revere heard it, and more in the museum’s courtyard, weather permitting.

Included with admission to the museum: adults $3.50, seniors and college students $3.00, children 5-17 $1. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times. In summer, the Revere House is open daily, 9:30-5:15.

Line forms in North Square for entry to Paul Revere House


June 4 – Royal Irish Artillery, 1:00-3:00
Fred Lawson, founder of the reenacting troop brings sample artillery tools copied exactly from period originals. The Royal Irish Artillery fought against Paul Revere at the Siege of Castine in Penobscot Bay.

June 11 – Fife and Drum Concert by the Boston Alarm Company 1:00, 1:45, & 2:30
Treat yourself to a sprightly concert of fife and drum music! Dressed in civilian clothing reproduced from period originals, alarm company members play marches and beat out cadences used to warn citizens of impending attack.

June 18 – A Loyalist Perspective on the Revolution 1:00, 1:45, & 2:30
Hear a first-hand account of the abuses loyalists suffered at the hands of emboldened “patriots.” Michael Lepage takes on the role of Chief Justice Peter Oliver, brother of Andrew Oliver, a stamp collector.

June 25 – Hammered Dulcimer Music, 1:00-3:00
Award-winning musician Dave Neiman plays jigs, reels, and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed.

Special Events in Honor of Boston’s Harborfest:

Thursday, June 30th Hammered Dulcimer Music, 1:00-3:00
Award-winning musician Dave Neiman plays jigs, reels, and Baroque and Renaissance tunes that Paul Revere and his family may have enjoyed.

Friday, July 1st A Visit with Paul Revere, 1:00-3:00
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.


July 2 – Patriot Fife and Drum, 1:00, 1:45, & 2:30
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.

July 9 – Glass Harmonica Concert 1:00-3:00
Vera Meyer plays early American melodies on the intriguing instrument that Ben Franklin invented. The ethereal, haunting tones Meyer creates will mesmerize all who listen!

July 16 – Amasa Soper’s Company 1:00-3:00
Costumed members of this Revolutionary War reenactment group take on the roles of the farmers, printers, and tailors who volunteered to defend Boston harbor after the siege of the city ended in 1776.

July 23 – Colonial Leather Working 1:00-3:00
Find out how colonial era leather workers fashioned scabbards, sword belts, and harnesses. Fred Lawson demonstrates and invites visitors to try their hands at punching holes and sewing leather.

July 30 – A Revolution of Her Own! 1:00, 1:45, & 2:30
The captivating story of the first woman to fight in the American Military: in 1782, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the Continental Army. Experience her arduous upbringing, active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier (in part, due to the assistance of Paul Revere). Deborah’s passion takes you back in time! Length: 30 min.


August 13 – The Tailor’s Craft 1:00-3:00
Clothing historian Henry Cooke takes on the role of an early Boston tailor. Watch as he “takes the measure” of visitors, then sits cross-legged, fashioning waistcoats from luxurious fabrics and “slops” from coarse weaves.

August 20 – Colonial Dance Tunes and Love Songs 1:00-3:00
In the guise of itinerant musicians, Al Petty & Deirdre Sweeney perform popular 18th-century tunes such as “Mr. Isaac’s Maggot” and “Jack’s Health” on the penny whistle, flute, fife, & other instruments.

August 27 – The Art of Spinning, 1:00-3:00
The art of spinning is best learned by the young, and Zoe Lawson has been practicing the craft of spinning by drop spindle and on a wheel since childhood. She shares her techniques while in 18th century garb, accompanied by her fellow fiber artist and father, Fred Lawson.

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 in 1775 to begin the ride that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized in the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Built c. 1680, the Revere House is the oldest house in downtown Boston. For further information about the Revere House, please visit www.paureverehouse.org.