Are you planning to walk the Boston Freedom Trail? One of the best self-guided Freedom Trail itineraries is to walk from Faneuil Hall to the Paul Revere House. It is an easy 15-minute walk freedom trail walk which is perfect for families on vacation with kids or anyone short on time. Below is a 4K video of my Boston freedom trail walk from Faneuil Hall to the Paul Revere House.
Where Should You Start the Freedom Trail Walk to Paul Revere House?
I recommend starting your Freedom trail walk to Paul Revere house from Faneuil Hall.
How Long is the Walk from Faneuil Hall to Paul Revere House?
The Freedom Trail walk from Faneuil Hall to Paul Revere’s house is approximately 15 minutes long.
Freedom Trail sights on the way to Paul Revere House
New England Holocaust Memorial
From Faneuil Hall to Paul Revere house, you will pass by the New England Holocaust Memorial. The New England Holocaust Memorial is located across from the Union Oyster House. You need to get off the Freedrom trail and cross the street to visit the New England Holocaust Memorial.
The memorial is comprised of 6 glass towers. You follow a black granite path and walk through these towers to read the inscriptions on the glass wall about the victims of the Holocaust. You will also see numbers etched on the glass walls, in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered at the Holocaust.
The freedom trail will take you through Union Street. There are lots of restaurants in Union Street. Look for Union Oyster House, which is at the end of the block. It is a brick house built in 1716. The Union Oyster House is the oldest continuously operated restaurant in America (since 1826). There is a small doll house replica of the Union Oyster House on display which the kids will enjoy looking at.
The Blackstone Block
The freedom trail will take you through Union Street. Then when you bear right to Marshall street it will take you through Blackstone Block. Blackstone Block is comprised of narrow 17th century alleys. It is Boston’s oldest commercial district.
If you are walking the freedom trail on Friday or Saturday, you will be able to see the Haymarket in action. It is a large outdoor farmers market right on the freedom trail- selling fruits and vegetables. The prices are unbelievably low- I purchased super sweet strawberries for the kids to snack on!
Paul Revere House History
Paul Revere purchased the house in 1770. Paul Revere’s house is located in Boston’s North Square. He lived comfortably in his home with his wife, children and mom. There are 7 rooms and a basement in Paul Revere’s house. It was built in 1680. Then in 1880, Paul Revere sold his house. Paul Revere’s house changed hands and over time became a boarding house, a tenement, a cigar factory and a bank. Then in 1905, Paul Revere’s descendants repurchased the home and restored it.
Visiting Paul Revere’s House
When you visit Paul Revere house, you will see the original structure of the house. Since 90% percent of Paul Revere’s house original structure remains intact after the restoration. You will also see some of Paul Revere’s wallpaper. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, a kitchen, living room and a courtyard. You will also see Paul Revere’s 900 lb bell cast. You will also see period furnishings including some that belonged to Paul Revere’s family.
Is there a Paul Revere House Tour?
There is a self-guided tour at the Paul Revere house.
Paul Revere House Address
Paul Revere’s house is located at 19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113. Just follow the Freedom trail red line from Faneuil Hall and it will lead you to Paul Revere’s house.
How much are the Paul Revere’s House Tickets?
Tickets to Paul Revere’s house for adults is $6.00, seniors/students are $5.50 and children are $1.00.
Can you drive to Paul Revere’s House?
Driving to Paul Revere’s house is not recommended. The street is narrow and street parking is hard to find. You are better off walking to Paul Revere’s house.
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