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King's Chapel

58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-523-1749
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Built in 1754, this was the first Anglican church in America; it later became the country's first Unitarian house of worship.
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58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-523-1749
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Reviewed yesterday

The congregation was founded in 1686, the building dates from 1749. A bit of Trivia-It holds the oldest pulpit in continuous use in America. It is worth a quick stop.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The King's Chapel is a stop along the Freedom Trail. It's one big square looking building on the outside but is quite nice on the inside. You can take yourself through a self-guided tour of the chapel. I also like that you can drop in...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to tour the church on a cool, rainy day so the crowds were fewer and the views (of the church interior) were amazing. So much history and the famous people that attended services is incredible. We passed by on a warm, clear...More

Thank trivial_matter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our late afternoon tour was given by Zack. Our group consisted of four people. We first visited the Kings Chapel lower level to view the Crypt area. What a sight to actually look inside one of the crypts to view human remains and some of...More

1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never seen a church with seating boxes rather than pews. A beautifully preserved landmark that costs nothing to visit, save for whatever you see fit to donate to continue its upkeep. Part of the Freedom Trail.

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first Anglican Church in Boston, established in 1686 and was expanded in 1754 as it had become too small. It had the first organ in New England ( the current one is its 6th and has pieces of the original incorporated into...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The King's Chapel is a not to miss place to visit. Taylor, our guide for the Bones and Bell tour, was great. The tour was definitely worth it. To see the bell tower at the end was great. The bell apparently is the last bell...More

Thank Hulafille
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you've never been in an old church, this has boxed seating. it's interesting to see that each family had their own box. beautiful interior. quite place to spend a few minutes in contemplation.

Thank hjr9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is lots to learn in this little church. The layout of the pews is quite distinct and interesting. I wish I could have taken the Bell Tower & Crypt tour but it is not suitable for children under 10 (and we have a 6...More

Thank LVCT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pew is a closed off compartment that families owned in the church. This is explained on a poster inside a church. Other posters talk about the history of the church and specific people related to the church. It was a very interesting visist but...More

Thank David K
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Maria K
Do you still have music recitals on Tuesdays at 12:15?
16 June 2017|
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Response from GraceMarieGMC | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a link to the upcoming concerts on their website.