Beat the winter blues with a visit to the Paul Revere House this February! Winter can be daunting in New England (as we were reminded last year by Mother Nature) but it doesn’t have to be boring. Shake up your routine by bringing your family to one of our February Vacation week programs and gain an appreciation for modern conveniences (Hello, Microwave!) and some new ideas for what to do next time the power goes out (anyone up for a game of Snail by candlelight?)
The Revere Family at Work
Wednesday, February 17th 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Children (and their accompanying adults) tour the Revere House to learn about the jobs Paul Revere’s family did both in and out of their home and then try their hands at two different tasks. Each participant stuffs and sews a headache bag and engraves a design on a piece of copper to take home. This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Hands-on Tour of the Paul Revere House
Thursday, February 18th 11:00 a.m.
Designed to bring a historic house to life by offering opportunities to engage with reproduction objects in each room of the house, the approximately 30 minute tour is aimed at families. This program is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Revere House at 617-523-2338. Fee: $4.50 for children ages 5-11, and accompanying adults. Price includes admission to the Revere House.
Drop-In Colonial Kids Activities
Friday, February 19th 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Bring your family to the Revere House and while you are here add on a new experience by visiting the Pierce/Hichborn House to try on clothes like Paul Revere’s kids wore, write with quill pens, and learn the rules to colonial games. This program is FREE with admission to the house and reservations areNOT required.
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.