Park Street Church
Park Street Church
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A stop on the Freedom Trail, this 1809 church is noted for its 200-foot steeple.
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Neighborhood: Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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  • Park St • 1 min walk
  • Downtown Crossing • 3 min walk
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Catherine Keeling
Statham, GA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We attended Sunday morning church service on our long weekend trip to Boston. We enjoyed visiting and worshipping here, the service was beautiful and the congregation was extremely warm and welcoming. It was special that it was in such a historical location, as well.
Written August 20, 2023
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Continuing on the Freedom Trail, the Park Street Church was our next stop.

The church was built in 1810, at the corner of Park and Tremont Streets. The tall 217 feet steeple of Park Street Church was once the first landmark travelers saw when approaching Boston. Even today with many tall buildings around it, the steeple stand out light a beacon of light.

Park Street Church has a strong tradition of evangelical mission doctrine, and application of Scripture to social issues back then as is today.

On the bulletin board outside the church is a history of “first notable events“ over the many years. It is worth stopping to read it. (It does take no more than 10 minutes and is very enlightening.)

After 200 years, the church is still engaged in current social issues. It is a BEACON OF FREEDOM … at the Park Street Church.
Written August 13, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This English style Church stands right in Boston center, across the Boston Common park. It dates back to early 19 c.
During our three days in Boston we passed it every day and it was always closed, so we could only see the exterior and the next door Granary graveyard which is the final resting place for great figures of the American revolution.
Written June 15, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My wife, daughter, two friends and I viewed the Park Street Church from the outside and took photos in November 2021. It was closed to visitors. It is stop number three on the Freedom Trail. I think it is a good photo opportunity. Interestingly enough, it is not linked in history to the American Revolutionary War as it came afterwards and was built in 1804.
Written November 30, 2021
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Park Street Church is on the Freedom Trail. It is 200 years old church, still in active use. It is a small and beautiful church worth visiting. Going inside requires checking out opening hours online.
Written January 14, 2020
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I should clarify that I did not actually go inside the church, but it was down the street from our hotel, so we passed it daily. We were there during the holiday season, and the bells played "Go Tell it on the Mountain", and it was quite festive. The day we left, we saw an adorable elderly man feeding sparrows on the steps. It's a beautiful church on the Freedom Trail and worth a closer look.
Written December 30, 2019
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TXMARTINS
Denver, CO3,924 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Easily accessible off the subway on the edge of the Commons. The bell tower rings on the hour echoing beautiful sounds throughout the park. You are able to tour depending on the day, just be careful with kids as so many pieces are antiques!
Written November 15, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In its pre-church "life," it was a Granary (like, as in a place to put grain). It bordered the "Granary Burial Ground" which is still there today, as a piece of our American history, as well as the final resting place (more or less, who can tell, really?) of many Patriots.

But the church is the focus here. The site was a workhouse/almshouse/prison and insane asylum/granary situated next to the burying ground. Excellent placement in many minds, I would guess, with the burial grounds so close. In 1809 plans called for the total tear-down of this 1729 past-its-prime edifice.

The next phase was the construction of this church (pretty much as it looks today except for a slightly shortened steeple due to stability issues) and it was the hot bed for fiery sermons about hell and brimstone. But there was more to the "brimstone" than the church let on. This was known as "Brimstone Corner" as much for the minister as it was for an ammunition magazine.

In the crypt, the Patriots stored sulphur for the explosives needed in warfare. Who knew?

The church has a strong sense of right and wrong and serves the community. It espoused positions for human rights, justice, and anti-slavery. The first time "My country tis of thee" was ever sung, it was sung in this church.

Make some time to stop in. The visit is free. Come on in Tuesday-Saturday between 9 and either 4 or 5 pm (seasonal).
Written October 7, 2019
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
On the Freedom Trail you will pass by the Park Street Church. It is free to enter but I think they accept donations as you would expect. It is a simple design but worth going inside. Some of the pews are interesting as they appear to be for designated families. There is also a nice old organ which you miss if you don’t go right in and walk around. Sad to pass it by when it is free to go in.
Written September 25, 2019
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Business
The Park Street Church is locates at the east junction of the Boston Common. It was the tallest building in the United States from 1810 to 1828. For much of the early 19th century, it was the first landmark travelers saw when approaching Boston.
Written September 15, 2019
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