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“Bell and Bones Tour”
Review of King's Chapel

King's Chapel
Ranked #43 of 419 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour makes the visit to Kings Chapel. You see and touch a Revere bell at top of chapel. Makes for interesting view too. See behind scenes construction. Then see vaults in basement where you get opportunity to see i to one. Where you see the real deal coffins and bones. Guide was Lin and she was great. Friendly and informative info. Worth time and cost for history of chapel.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one surprised me. It is an extremely well preserved building that still functions as a church, that still feels like a church. There are members acting as tour guides who can answer your questions and are clearly interested in and love the space. They've done a super job with signage that reviews the history of the building and its congregation. I loved the "pew of ones own" signs that tell the story through the people who occupied the space. The people tell the story of any congregation. This is more than a building. Well done!! Extra bonus, someone was playing the organ while we were there. Added to the whole experience.

Thank Laurie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Freedom Trail, its a quiet, peaceful, Old church. I'm not really a "church" person, but this was one of my favorite sites on the Freedom Trail. There is so much information in this church, from the role of women and slavery, to historic socio-eco politics, and that's without a tour! It's also really pretty.

There's a person on site to answer questions. It also still functions as an active church. There is a 400 year old cemetery next door that's worth a look.

Thank ambermichelles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the Freedom Walk - the interior shows much history and reminds me of other chapels with "family boxes" in the sanctuary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide gave a great description of the chapel with lots of information. It is a donation entry fee. You can really feel the history in the building. The cemetery next to the chapel has graves from the 1600's. It is a cool place to visit if interested in history.

Thank Vickie S
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