The enduring fame of Old North Church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and vestryman Capt. John Pulling Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord “by sea” across the Charles River. That fateful event ignited the battles at Concord and Lexington and launched the American Revolution.
The virtual tour experience:
• An hour-long exploration of Old North Church, National Historic Landmark and one of Boston’s busiest historic sites.
• An overview of Old North Church’s history and the events that led up to the fateful lantern signal.
• An up-close look at our art and artifacts, including our famous box pews, 17th century cherubs, and our 1759 organ.
• Q & A with our Educator