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“A beautiful and unique church both inside and outside”
Review of Trinity Church

Trinity Church
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Full Day Boston City Tour from New Hampshire
Ranked #41 of 359 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
Reviewed 25 September 2010

The Trinity Church is as beautiful as you will see anywhere. It is unique but so magnificent. Trinity was constructed in the 1870s and is part of the Episcopal denomination. It's located right smack dab in the middle of Boston at Copley Square. Nearby are the great public library and the Old South Church (both of which are also worth a look) and many modern buildings. As a matter of fact if the light is right you might get a great reflection of Trinity in the next door skyscraper like we did when we were there. When we entered we were directed into the basement where you started the tour which cost a few bucks but we got there late in the afternoon and tours were finished so we did a self guided tour with a paper they gave us but we still were asked to pay something like $5. Although I don't like having to pay to visit churches (I would rather make a donation) this church was worth the cost. You can waste money on lots of things but this was a good cause and so lovely inside.

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Reviewed 19 September 2010

Would definitely recommend a tour if you are in town. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and the tour very interesting. The stained glass windows and the church as a whole is just gorgeous. Definitely a nice break from the craziness of shopping on Newbury St.

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Reviewed 12 August 2010

Arriving very late on a Saturday evening in March 2010, we did not expect to wake early the next morning! However, perhaps the change of air enabled us to make the 11.15 service on time; what an experience for our first morning in Boston! With all the upheaval at present with the Anglican church and its Episcopalian brethren, we were comfortable with the very English service, and an excellent sermon from a visiting preacher; in addition the weather was excellent - 16C (61F) and offered perfect photography after the service. The following weekend we were still in Boston, and we attended on a VERY wet Sunday, this time with a sermon by the resident Rector, Anne Bonnyman, and a subsequent (free) tour of the church - quite one of the most remarkable buildings I have ever visited. With two organs it must be a superb venue for music concerts, as the acoustics are quite brilliant, so even if you're not religious, please visit this church in Copley Square; it's one of Boston's gems! The stained glass is also outstanding. A statue of the Reverend Phillips Brooks stands outside; he was instrumental in the construction of the church, and served as its Rector for 22 years; perhaps one of his claims to fame is as the writer of the carol 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' When we return, hopefully soon, Trinity Church will be one of our first ports of call - a haven in a big country!

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Reviewed 9 March 2006

Designed by H.H. Richardson and completed in 1877 this landmark is not to be missed. One can take a $5 guided or self-guided tour and I believe it is free on some Sundays. The interiors are exquisite. With it’s setting on Copley Square in the heart of the Back Bay with the Boston Public Library and Old South Church adjacent make Copley truly one of the best, urban public spaces in the US.

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Reviewed 21 October 2004

This beautiful work of architecture is one of finest in New England. The church houses an outstanding Aeolian-Skinner organ that is very orchestral in sound and was built by a former Boston organ company. When we visited the church in August 2003, it was undergoing renovations, so things were a mess. Nonetheless, the church was still awesome and was worth the small donation that is required to enter the nave (main part of the church). The church also has a nice gift shop that you buy CD's of the church's organ, choirs, and instumental ensembles, as well as religious books and other things. I would highly recommend visiting this architectural masterpiece and sanctuary located amidst the bustling city of Boston.

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