Paul Revere is an American patriot who is best known for his famous 1775 midnight ride on horseback through Boston and the surrounding countryside to alert the colonists and the American militia of the imminent British attack before the Battle of Lexington. A silversmith by trade, Revere was a member of the Massachusetts militia during the American Revolution and is a central figure in the early history of the war.
The Paul Revere House is located in Boston’s historic North End district and is notable not only for being the home of this famous American icon, but also for being one of the oldest structures in the city. It still stands looking much as it did in the 1700’s and during the time Revere owned the house between 1770 and 1800. This is a rare look into American colonial life as few structures from before the American Revolution survive.
Ninety percent of the home’s structure is original including two doors, several window frames, part of the flooring as well as the foundation and much of the raftering. Self guided tours of the home are informative and highlighted by illustrative text and museum “interpreters”.
The house is located along the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End and located between Faneuil Hall and Old North Church. Driving is discouraged as car parking is quite limited. The closes subway stops are Government Center or Haymarket stations on the Green Line, Government Center or Aquarium of the Blue Line, or Haymarket Station on the Orange Line.