Through the years the home has been lived in by many other families and served various purposes including as a bank, grocery store, and cigar factory; however, the building was purchased by Revere’s grandson in 1902 and restored by the Paul Revere Memorial Association from 1907 to 1908, allowing it to now serve as a house museum along with the adjacent Pierce-Hichborn House. Walking inside, visitors are able to appreciate the 17th-century appearance and original artifacts like historic documents and Revere’s silverware. Knowledgeable staff and information panels are there to help answer any questions you may have.
The house is an attraction offered through the Go Boston Card, a flexible sightseeing pass. Or you can also book a Freedom Trail tour, which includes a stop at the home.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The site is small so you’ll probably only need about 20 to 30 minutes to explore but it’s worth a visit to learn about its history.
- The house is fully accessible, with a level entrance on the ground floor; an elevator in the visitor center allows access to the second floor.
- Keep in mind that the home has narrow doorways, uneven flooring, and low light that may be challenging for some visitors.
- Only cash and checks are accepted for admission.
How to Get There
The Paul Revere House is located on the Freedom Trail between Faneuil Hall and Old North Church, and is within easy walking distance of other attractions. Because of the one-way streets and limited parking around the house, getting there by subway, on foot, and via bike is recommended. Take the green line to the Haymarket or Government Center stops; the blue line to Aquarium or Government Center; or the orange line to Haymarket.
When to Get There
Throughout the year, events are held on site, including visits from Paul Revere and his family members, in which performers bring the historical stories to life, and craftsmen demonstrations; check the Paul Revere House website for the latest updates. Also, keep in mind that the home is closed on Mondays, from January through March.
The North End Neighborhood In addition to its many historical sites, the North End is also home to a community of Italian Americans, creating what is known as Boston’s Little Italy. Delis, butchers, salumerias, bakers, wine bars, and restaurants line the narrow streets, making the area a popular location for food tours as well as a good place to grab a bite to eat.
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