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St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church

Boston, MA
+1 617-523-1230
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Excellent Example of Older Architecture

This church is worth the stop if nothing else to enjoy the tranquil grounds and a view of early... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Angelo S
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Hilliard, Ohio
Pretty and peaceful church

Just off the Freedom Trail, the architecture here isn't elaborate but it does continue the story of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
MichiganMom71
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Paul Revere may have worshipped at this church, which has gone from Congregational to Unitarian to Roman Catholic in its almost 300 years of history.
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  • Average27%
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North End
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This church is worth the stop if nothing else to enjoy the tranquil grounds and a view of early 1700's architecture. I was here early in the morning and it was very peaceful, not a lot of people, and the clear, cool air made it...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Just off the Freedom Trail, the architecture here isn't elaborate but it does continue the story of the faithful in Boston. As a Catholic, I appreciated seeing the inside of this lovely church during our Freedom Trail walk.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Does not look like a Catholic church and originally, it wasn't. No stained glass windows, but a few statues. The outside red brick is somewhat pretty. Overall, not worth a separate trip, but if you are in the North End, walking down Hanover street, take...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

First it is an active Catholic Church so me take off your hats! Neat Bullfinch church very plainly decorated but a nice haven after bustling around Hanover street all morning. Stop by for a visit and relax a bit.

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

While this simple church, steps from the Old North Church, isn't the attraction of its neighbor, it was interesting to stumble upon, and has a historic legacy of its own. Two things intrigued me enough to enter: a plaque commemorating the execution of Goodwife Ann...More

Thank Heidi D
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We walked in the North End and ended up running into that nice red bricks church. The outside is very pretty but the inside very simple. Nothing very intriguing in there then it's a cute quaint and quiet church.

1  Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is now a Roman Catholic church but was not always so. The church, designed by Charles Bulfinch, was built in 1804. It was later restored in 1964. Rose Kennedy, mother of JFK, was baptized here in 1890. Her funeral was held here in 1995....More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Stepped into St Stephen's during our trip on the Freedom Trail. I believe Rose Kennedy was baptized here.

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

While my son Joe & I were in Boston for the weekend, we needed to attend mass for our Sunday obligation. On Saturday, we were in the North End of Boston planning to see Paul Reveres's house and then eating dinner at Trattoria il Panino,...More

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

While not one of the official sites along the Freedom Trail, this is a place worth a short visit. It was formerly called the New North Church and designed by the great Charles Bulfinch, who was responsible for so many places in the city in...More

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