Easter Sunday in Boston started with lots of history. I really wanted to go see Paul Revere’s house. For anybody that isn’t familiar with Paul Revere, he was one of the Patriots in the American Revolution.
Paul Revere’s house is one of the stops on the Freedom Trail. In fact, it is the only house that is a stop on the Freedom Trail.
Paul Revere’s house was built in 1680, however Paul Revere didn’t buy it until 1775. Paul Revere lived in the house with his first wife and children and then after she died in child birth it was home to his second wife and the children of both marriages. All in all 9 children lived in the house, though it seems never all 9 at the one time as his older children would have been adults before the youngest ones were born.
Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside Paul Revere’s house, so can’t show you what we saw inside. It was very interesting to show Tate and to talk to him about how different it is to our modern day apartment!
Not far from Paul Revere’s house is the Old North Church. We happened to pass it on our way to our next destination – the USS Constitution (more about that in my next post). The lanterns in the steeple of Old North Church were used by Paul Revere to warn of the march of the troops to Lexington and Concord on April 18, 1775.