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Paul Revere's House and The Old North Church
Paul Revere's House

Paul Revere's House

Photo by Eric Wilbur
The oldest building in downtown Boston (built in 1680) is the former home of Paul Revere, located in the city’s North End neighborhood. Revere, of course, is famous for his midnight ride to Lexington, informing that the British were coming. A statue commemorating the event was erected close to the Old North Church, where Robert Newman held two lanterns high atop the church as a signal from Revere that the British were coming by sea, not land. Thus the phrase: “One if by land, two if by sea,” and the beginning of the American Revolution. Close to the church you will find Copp’s Hill Burial Ground, Boston’s second-oldest burial ground.
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