In 1775, local silversmith Paul Revere left this house to warn fellow rebels Sam Adams and John Hancock that British troops were headed to Lexington to arrest them. That night was immortalized by Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride.
The home was built in the late 1600s and bought by Revere in 1770. It just escaped the wrecking ball when Revere's descendents recovered the property in 1902. Now a national historic landmark, the building is the oldest in downtown Boston.
Admission: $2.50 adults; $2 seniors and students; $1 children.
On the Freedom Trail, the Paul Revere House, a small clapboard house is the oldest in Boston, having been built in 1680. It was also the home of the blacksmith Revere, one of the three messengers who carried the advance warning of the British marching into Lexington & Concord in 1775.
It is now a small museum, giving insight into the way of life of New Englanders in the 18th century.
This house dates from 1680 built by Increase Mather the minister of the second church of Boston. In 1770 its most famous resident, silversmith Paul Revere owned the house.