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King's Chapel

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Address: 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
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Sun 13:30 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later...

Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.

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Charming piece of history

This chapel is on the Freedom Trail and is a very charming and historic church. It contains box pews usually rented annually by a family who could put a small heater in their pew... read more

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This chapel is on the Freedom Trail and is a very charming and historic church. It contains box pews usually rented annually by a family who could put a small heater in their pew in winter. There is a beautiful organ and a bell tower containing a Paul Revere bell. The Governors pew has been rebuilt and was once used... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to stop n and visit for a few minutes. Originally an Anglican Church, it became a Unitarian Church later. Many prominent historical figures were members and are commemorated in the church. There are plenty of signs available to inform and guide you through this treasure. Help is available and very friendly.

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York, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington didn't sleep here , but did attend a concert at this very church, pretty cool. The tour gave us unique access to the basement crypts and the bell tower and because we were a small group, we also were able to view the unique post and beam construction over the main part of the church.

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Anaconda, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very unique church and is well cared of. I find it interesting and worth seeing, especially the family boxes. The cemetary is connected to the chapel.

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Seven Valleys, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was so cool to enter this chapel and actually hear the choir practice. Was so beautiful. The pews were very different then what we have in modern day churches. Well worth the time to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boston is filled with wonderful historical monuments, and King's Chapel is no exception. The Chapel has been meticulously maintained, and it is quite interesting to read about its history and to be able to sit in the actual pews that George Washington and Paul Revere sat in. There is too much information about the chapel to include in this review,... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun experience, and good if you are travelling with a teen. This was a very interesting way to explore and understand the church. Very friendly staff, started right on time, provided historical context and lots of interesting details. Note: this is not a scary or haunted experience. Just a nice tour appropriate to an active church.

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Faye C, Historic Site Program Director at King's Chapel, responded to this review

So glad to hear your feedback on the tour! More 

Palmer, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've walked past King's Chapel for decades and never really noticed it. Recently it somehow came to my attention and I took the time to visit. Very happy that I did. The restoration (or is it just good maintenance?) is great. Condition of everything top-notch. Plenty of explanatory signage. I learned years worth in just a couple of hours. For... More 

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Faye C, Historic Site Program Director at King's Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you finally visited! We appreciate your feedback about lack of children's programming. This is in the works, and we will have a children's guide available to visitors later this spring! More 

Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

You should go in before you start the freedom trail. Nice chapel with great architecture. Take your time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can drop in anytime on Saturday or weekday business hours right on the freedom Trail. but through most of the year their is a fine free concert once a week at Noon. That is the best time to sit and experience the building unless you wish to attend a worship service

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