The Old North Church, built in 1723, is Boston's oldest standing church and one of the most famous churches in the United States. The church, also known as Christ Church in the City of Boston, was built in the Georgian style of architecture, and is a close copy of the work of Sir Christopher Wren. Old North is one of the most universally recognized images of Boston. Our campus includes Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop and The Printing Office of Edes and Gill.
The enduring fame of the Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution and was made famous by the poem "Paul Revere's Ride" written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.