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Old North Church – Behind the Scenes

North End Historical Society members received a free “Behind the Scenes” tour at the Old North Church on October 23, 2010. The tour went up to the “Bell Ringing Chamber,” where the teen-aged Paul Revere worked as a bell ringer.

Ropes in the Bell Ringing Chamber inside Old North Church.
Ropes in the Bell Ringing Chamber inside Old North Church.

The tour also went down into the “Crypt” where 37 tombs were constructed under the church between 1732 and 1860. Attendees learned about the construction of the tombs, viewed artifacts found in the crypt, and heard the story of the people who are buried there, including the church’s first rector, Dr. Timothy Cutler, and Samuel Nicholson, the first captain of the U.S.S. Constitution.

Tombs in the Crypt Beneath Old North Church
Tombs in the Crypt Beneath Old North Church

Thanks to guide Elizabeth Warren at Old North for the “Behind the Scenes” tour and to the NEHS for sponsoring the event.

Click here to see more photos from the “Behind the Scenes” tour.

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One Reply to “Old North Church – Behind the Scenes

  1. I worked as a guide at the Old North Church for a while. I loved that place and the stories I heard of hauntings there.

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