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Paul Revere House, Boston, Massachusetts

19 North Sq, Boston, Massachusetts

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Submitted by: Lori C.

This is a place I have wanted to see ever since I was a little kid.  This is very well maintained and a great stop on the Freedom Trail. The docents are very well informed and are re...

Submitted by: Jana s.

'Tis a cryin' shame his cousin's house wasn't open on Tuesday, when I went to tour this.. while my brother was hoofin' it,  in search of 'the best pizza in Boston', and my folks were in food coma after Mike's Pastry, I was able to tour his former home, an excellent example of a Colonial back in time. So admission was only $3.5, but the house tour will take literally about 10 mins... aww... What a strikingly unique Colonial home, occupied by Paul the silver/goldsmith cum foundry owner, community leader, entrepreneur, and bellmaker from 1770 to 1800. Things I never knew: the dude was married twice. He had 16 children! His son, John, was educated at Harvard med. In 1907(?), a descendant of the Revere family sav...

Submitted by: g r.

I'm surprised by some of the low reviews on here. After all, what were you really expecting? It's old, and it's historical you get to walk around surrounded by the same walls that Paul Revere and his family did. I'm not one that believes in ghosts or that kinda stuff, but 'cmon give the place it's due, use a little imagination and put yourself there in those times. My guess is that back then it was considered a large house. I know Revere didn't live there long, and many other people did, but it is what it is and he was there for a time. This is one of the stops along the "Freedom Trail" although it lacks in pizazz points, it makes up for in the connection to the past. I've also visited some of the Civil War ...

Submitted by: Ashley B.

The Paul Revere house is interesting, it is the oldest building in Boston, but it is small. If you're a local history buff, I am sure it would greatly fascinate you, I suppose I just expected more than what it was. Then again, it is not expensive to go in, but I expected a lot more. I think that the Witch House in Salem is a bit more interestin...

Submitted by: Daniel S.

One of the more disappointing experiences. The house itself is about 4 rooms; while there are some memorabilia, it just feels like its needs a freshening up.  It feels dated (obviously) but in a run-down kind of way. That said, for the 3 bucks, its worth a pop in if nothing else b...

Submitted by: R V.

It's small. Okay, now that we have that little detail out of the way, keep in mind that it's also $3.50 admission (or it was when I went; kids might have been even less). You'll get in and out of the house pretty quickly and there's not too much in there to see (although reading about the connection between the Reveres and the Lincolns was interesting). If it's not enough for you, chat up the passive guides, who don't seem to engage people but wait to be engaged. They are all quite knowledgeable and enthusiastic. In the end, Revere's role in the Revolution is a bit overstated and the staff tells the real story (and his role outside of the Revolution too). T access isn't great and parking is worse. It's defin...

Submitted by: Rat a tat R.

After traipsing through old Boston in the cold, we made it to the Paul Revere House, paid $3 for student tickets, discovered we couldn't photograph anything inside of it, and had to leave our hands-warming, piping-hot lattes with the ticket collector. It was a bit of a bummer, but we took pictures of the outside and made the best of it. The best way to describe the Paul Revere House is that it is SMALL. We took the time to read most of the info about Paul and his family, but we got through the exhibit in maybe 15 minutes. Honestly, there isn't a lot to say about the Paul Revere House. I was expecting something bigger and a bit grander, but it was entertaining to read about specific factoids like that 9 child...

Submitted by: Erin M.

About a  1/2 mile from the Old North Church is Paul Revere's house that he lived in during the Revolution.  It is SMALL.  It was hard to believe that Paul and his wife housed 9 of 16 kids total in that place at any given ...

Submitted by: Jenna S.

I'm pretty torn about this review.  On the one hand, the Paul Revere house is a great historic site because - duh - Paul Revere lived here.  However, on the other hand, it's a pretty dinky place to visit.  I mean, I don't know how picky I can be considering it was a famous patriot's house, but it literally only takes about 10 minutes to walk through even if you stop to read every single plaque with information on it.  There isn't much to see inside and it's super small.  I know it's not Paul Revere's fault (nor the Historical Society's) but I just can't get past the fact that I paid $3 to basically see nothing.   I feel like a bad person, though, for talking poorly about a historical site.  It's not really t...

Submitted by: Zachary S.

3.50 to see the house. I guess it is worth the 5 minutes you will spend here. bigger than it looks. There was a time line talking about the Revere-Lincoln co...

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