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Located on Salem St. at the foot of Hull St., this church was built in 1723 and is the oldest church building in Boston. The first peals on this continent sounded from the church in 1744. On the evening of April 18, 1775, a sexton displayed two lanterns in the steeple to signal the departure of the British from Boston. The steeple has been destroyed and replaced twice following violent storms; the present steeple dates from 1954.

Housed in the church are box pews, large windows and the pulpit from which President Ford initiated the celebration of the nation's Bicentennial.

Open daily 9am-5pm. Sunday services at 9am,11am and 4pm. Closed Thanksgiving.

Location: 193 Salem St., Boston Massachusetts 02113 Telephone 617-523-6676

Other History nearby:
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