This spring we encourage you to immerse yourself and your family in the sights, sounds, textures, and personalities of Colonial Boston. During our April Vacation drop-in events we will encourage children of all ages to put themselves in the figurative shoes of Paul Revere’s own children, dressing in reproduction clothes and playing period games. We will mark the 244th anniversary of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride with a glimpse into the perspectives of his wife and daughter and hear from the man himself later in the week!

Events are free with museum admission: adults $5, seniors and college students $4.50, children ages 5–17 $1. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times. Through April 14 the Revere House is open 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.. Beginning April 15, the site is open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Closed on Mondays in January, February, and March.

March Book Signing: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts, Saturday, March 30, 2019; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Boston’s own City Archaeologist, Joe Bagley will sign copies of his fascinating book and chat with visitors about what stories lie underneath our feet! See some of the actual objects highlighted in the book in person and learn more about them and the archaeological process from an expert in the field.

Spring School Vacation Programs:

Patriot Fife and Drum Saturday, April 13; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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.

 Call Upon a Colonial: Rachel Revere at Home Monday, April 15 & Thursday, April 18; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by the Revere House for a chat with Paul’s wife, Rachel (portrayed by History At Play’s Judith Kalaora) as she roams throughout the site. You may come across her in the house, the garden, or relaxing in the courtyard if the weather is fine. Learn more about the dangerous missions her husband undertakes, the many children she is raising, and life in Colonial Boston.

Drop-In Family Activities: Colonial Kids Corner Tuesday, April 16 & Friday, April 19; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Try on reproduction colonial clothes, just like the ones Paul Revere’s kids wore, write with quill pens, or play an 18th century game with your family members. Free with admission.

Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere Wednesday, April 17; 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End.

A Visit with Paul Revere Saturday, April 20; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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.

 May 2019 Paul Revere’s Boston Events

 Gilding Demonstration Saturday, May 4; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Watch professional gilder, Nancy Dick Atkinson, apply gossamer thin sheets of gold leaf to wooden ornaments just as craftsmen did in Revere’s era.

John Adams: The Colossus of Independence Saturday, May 11; 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Hear from John Adams himself as he discusses his earliest beginnings in Braintree through his days as delegate of the Continental Congress and foreign ambassador. Hear his opinions of his contemporaries and how he longs to be home with his “dearest friend,” Abigail, and their children. Mr. Adams’ singular wit is appealing to children and adults!

Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere Saturday, May 18; 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End.

 A Visit with Paul Revere Saturday, May 25; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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.


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. Built around 1680, the Revere House is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Visit www.paulreverehouse.org for more information.

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

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