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Paul Revere House | Freedom Trail Boston | North End

Founded in 1630, the North End is Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Walk along the Freedom Trail and you’ll come across the oldest house in Boston that once belonged to……. legendary hero Paul Revere!

Built in 1680, the Revere family purchased the colonial wooden home in 1770 and sold it in 1800. By the mid-19th century, the building underwent a series of transformations. It became a sailor’s boarding house, tenement housing for newly arrived immigrants, and once had shops located on the ground floor. Over time, a candy store, cigar factory, Italian bank and fruit and vegetable business occupied Paul Revere’s former house. Consequently, the building fell into disrepair.

In 1902, Paul Revere’s great-grandson, John P. Reynolds Jr. purchased the building and saved it from demolition. Money was raised to renovate and preserve the historic building. In April 1908, the Paul Revere House welcomed the public to visit one of the earliest historic house museums in America.

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a large brick building

a group of people walking in front of Paul Revere House