Paul Revere House

Built in 1680, Paul Revere House is the oldest wooden building still standing in Boston and 90 percent of the structure remains original. Home to Paul Revere from 1770 to 1800, the Paul Revere House is one of the most visited attractions in the city of Boston. Conveniently located right along the Freedom Trail, the brick building adjacent to Paul Revere House used to belong to his cousin Nathaniel Hichborn and is one of the earliest brick houses in the city. Paul Revere House was purchased in 1902 by Revere's grandson to ensure it would not be demolished. Paul Revere House opened to the public in 1908 and remains one of the oldest historic house museums in the U.S.

Regarding Paul Revere history, the Revolutionary war hero was born in Boston on January 1, 1735. After serving briefly in the French and Indian war he married and joined his father's silversmith business. It was during this time that Paul Revere history saw him becoming extremely interested in American autonomy, and he drew many political cartoons which gained a lot of attention. Just after that time, Paul Revere took part in the Boston Tea Party on December 16,1773 which lit a series of events that eventually led to the American Revolution.

Paul Revere history continues in recollections of the Patriot leader's famous "Midnight Ride." Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on April 18, 1775 to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock of an impending British invasion, eluding British soldiers along the way. One lantern was lit from a Steeple at Old North Church by Revere and Dawes which signified that the British would arrive by land to attack.

On his way to Lexington he had warned the countryside of the British by stopping at each house along his way. It was then that he was captured in Lexington, but later he was released and left the area. He had told the British so much about their own attack that he had scared them into retreating and they released him so as not to slow them down. He returned to Lexington to witness part of the battle on Lexington Green. Paul Revere, with help from others, managed to slow down an attack on his own people and forewarn them so that they could prepare. He thus remains a famous and adored historical figure in the United States.

The Paul Revere House is understandably a major Boston attraction and is open daily from 9:30am to 5:15pm from April 15 through to October 31. Hours from November 1 to April 14 are from 9:30am to 4:15pm. This Boston attraction is closed in January, February and March on Mondays only and also closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. 30 to 45 minutes covers the average visit and admission is a reasonable $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and college students and $1.00 for visitors aged 5-17 years. Rates can change so confirm before visiting. Note that there are no restrooms or telephones on site. The courtyard, performance center, and first floors are all wheelchair accessible.

When planning a visit to this Boston attraction, you'll find getting there is straightforward. Paul Revere House is situated between Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church along the Freedom Trail. The house can be reached by car but be wary of the limited parking in the area. If going by subway, take the Green line to Government Center or Haymarket stations, Blue Line to Government Center or Aquarium stations, and Orange Line to State or Haymarket stations. This Boston attraction can also easily be reached by foot. When on the Freedom trail in the north end follow the signs and the red line on the walkways. You can walk to Paul Revere House from Faneuil Market and Quincy Hall in about 10 minutes. The location is close to dining, shopping, and other attractions.

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