Paul Revere House
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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For a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1700s, head to Paul Revere's former residence on the Freedom Trail's North End. The house is a good example of how homes looked in Revere's time, and it's filled with period pieces, including fine silver. Inside, history fans can admire the building's sweeping beams, spacious fireplaces and some original furnishings owned by the Revere family.
"Although the house is tiny (as expected for the time it was built) the staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and there were quite a few artifacts to see," explained one TripAdvisor user.
Next door is the Pierce-Hichborn House, where relatives of Paul Revere lived. The Paul Revere House is self-guided; however, you must take a guided tour to see the Pierce-Hichborn House. There is a small $3.50 fee for admission to the Paul Revere House, but there are discounts for college students and children ages 5 to 17 can enter for $1. Admission to the Pierce-Hichborn House costs $2 for adults and $1.50 for children; it is highly recommended that visitors call the museum in advance to verify current tour times. Both the Paul Revere House and the Pierce-Hichborn House welcome visitors from April 15 to Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Nov. 1 through April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. You'll find the house tucked amid Fanueil Fall Marketplace and the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail.