The Paul Revere House 42.3637° N -71.0537° W

Description

The Paul Revere Memorial Association actively preserves and interprets two of Boston’s oldest homes. We provide our increasingly diverse audience with remarkable educational experiences based on historical issues and social history themes relevant to our site, our neighborhood, and Boston from the 17th through the early 20th century.


Lunch Notes

The best spots for a picnic lunch are Christopher Columbus Park on the waterfront or the Paul Revere Mall, halfway between the Revere House and Old North Church. This brick plaza features the Paul Revere statue and benches around the periphery. If you prefer to buy lunch, consider going to Quincy Market – vendors in the central hall offer a wide variety of inexpensive and gourmet fast foods.

Bathroom Notes

The museum has limited restroom facilities for groups. There are two accessible, family-style restrooms in the public areas of the Visitor Center. To avoid long waits, groups should take advantage of larger public facilities at the National Park Visitor Center in Faneuil Hall. If you must plan a break at our site you should budget additional time at the end of your program.

Cancellation Policy

While we do not take deposits, and therefore you can cancel with no penalty, we ask that you inform us of your cancellation as soon as possible for our site planning purposes. Groups who have prepaid will not receive a refund.

Info

19 North Square
Boston, MA 02113

+1 617-523-2338

staff@paulreverehouse.org

Sun
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Subjects
Colonial Times, Revolutionary War, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, History, Social Studies, Team Building, Immigration, 20th Century, Cultural Connections, Speaking & Listening, Informational Texts, Slavery
Activities
Field Trip, Virtual Field Trip, Professional Development, Live Virtual Event, School Based Program, Digital Resource
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Adult, K 2, Postsecondary, Preschool
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools, Free For City Schools
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: Storytelling Program

Find out what really happened during Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Separate the facts from the myths surrounding the ride, then retrace Revere’s route from his home in North Square towards the Charles River. Children don hats and carry props as they go, taking on the roles of Paul and Rachel Revere, their children, British soldiers, rowers, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and others. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, 18th century

Grades
3-5
Capacity
50 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Site Visit to the Paul Revere House

For groups walking the Freedom Trail or on a whirlwind tour of Boston, this is the perfect option. Outside the Revere House, museum staff tell the story of Revere’s ride and present a brief history of his home. Inside the building, staff provide a fascinating glimpse into everyday life for the Revere family, describing the intriguing furnishings and personal artifacts on display. Plenty of time is available for questions.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, slavery, 17th century, 18th century

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, adult, k-2, postsecondary, preschool
Capacity
30 stu., 1 chap. per 0 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Fun and Games in the 1700s

Introduce young children to life in colonial Boston through games popular in the Reveres’ era. Inside the Revere House, students search for beans, thimbles, a bed wrench and other household items colonial families incorporated into pastimes. Students then try their hands at games such as Snail, Button-Button, Jackstraws, Beast-Fish-Fowl, and Ninepins. Fascinating details emerge about many aspects of daily life. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, team building

Grades
preschool, k-2
Capacity
44 stu., 1 chap. per 11 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

Boston's North End: The Immigrant Experience

Paul Revere’s North End changed dramatically in the 1800s as Irish, Eastern European and Italian immigrants settled in the colonial dwellings in large numbers. During this program students will discover why as well as what it was like to live in one of the most densely populated communities on earth. Students tour the Paul Revere House discussing immigrants in each room – from the Puritans and enslaved Africans through to the last Italians to roll cigars upstairs. The program continues with a walking tour through the North End’s twisting streets and alleyways. Students hear accounts of children who grew up in the nearby tenements, discovering how they helped support their families by working as “newsies,” trooped to the local bath house with little brothers or sisters in tow, played stickball, and helped tend rooftop gardens. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, immigration, 20th century, social studies, cultural connections, speaking & listening

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
44 stu., 1 chap. per 11 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

The Revere Children and the Siege of Boston

After his midnight ride, Paul Revere couldn’t return to Boston. What became of his family as patriot forces besieged the city, trying to expel the British troops? Children find out as they take on the roles of Sarah, helping her mother pack to flee the city, and Paul Jr., left behind to guard the house against marauding soldiers. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, 18th century, social studies

Grades
3-5
Capacity
44 stu., 1 chap. per 11 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

Walking Tour: Paul Revere's Boston

Explore Paul Revere’s home and neighborhood. This tour includes stops at the locations of Revere’s silversmith shop and foundry, Boston’s waterfront, Copp’s Hill Cemetery and outside the Old North Church. As they explore the North End, students gather details about Revere’s life by inspecting prints and reproduction artifacts, and discover how Revere used Boston’s geography to his advantage. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, 18th century, social studies

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
40 stu., 1 chap. per 4 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Man Behind the Myth

During a short slide presentation, children find out what really happened on Revere’s midnight ride. In small groups, students examine letters, advertisements and reproduction artifacts, looking for clues about the man behind the myth. Intriguing details emerge about Revere’s personality, contributions to the Revolution, large family, and many business ventures. An interactive tour of Revere’s house completes the program. Pre-visit materials provided.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, 18th century, social studies, informational texts

Grades
3-5
Capacity
44 stu., 1 chap. per 11 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Virtual Field Trip