Arts & Culture Event Notices

Patriot’s Day, School Vacation and Spring Events at the Paul Revere House [Schedule]

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

Join us in marking the anniversary of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride by attending a Fife & Drum concert or our family storytelling program. If you are inspired to learn more about Revere’s life and neighborhood we encourage you to attend a Walking Tour or one of our Summer Saturday events in May. Unless otherwise noted, events are free with museum admission: adults $3.50, seniors and college students $3.00, children ages 5–17 $1. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times.

April Events:

Patriots Day and Spring School Vacation Programs
Events commemorate the 239th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the beginning of the American Revolution.

Patriot Fife and Drum Saturday, April 19; 1:00-3:00
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.

Paul Revere Row Re-enactment at the Charlestown Navy Yard Sunday, April 20; 7:30-9:00 pm*
Come out and welcome Revere to “the opposite shore” and enjoy festivities at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Special activities for children and adults, including colonial games, the reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” and drilling with the Charlestown Militia, will take places at the USS Constitution Museum. Patrick M. Leehey, Paul Revere House Research Director, will explain the true story of the historic row and ride so often shrouded in myth. Coordinated with the lantern lighting ceremony at the Old North Church. *Offsite Event Admission is free, and the public is invited. For more information, contact the Revere House at 617-523-2338.

From North Square to Old North Church: A Paul Revere Walking Tour Tuesday, April 22, Thursday, April 24, & Saturday, April 26; 2:00-3:30
The Paul Revere House and the Old North Church are again offering special guided walking tours of North End sites related to Paul Revere, ending with a visit to the church’s bell-ringing chamber and the story of the Midnight Ride. Participants will gain a hands-on understanding of both Revere’s life in the neighborhood and what actually happened on April 18, 1775. Families with children in grades 5-8 are encouraged to attend. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 617-523-2338. $10 Adults, $6 Children (ages 5-17). A self-guided visit to the Revere House is included in the admission price.

Midnight Ride Storytelling Program – Wednesday, April 23 & Friday, April 25; 10:30–12:00
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.

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.

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, visit

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.