Tours of Old South Church
Step right in to living history; experience Old South from top to bottom
From the crypt of Rev. Whitefield to the bell cast by Paul Revere, visit the Whispering Galleries or the slave pews on your tour of Old South.
A free tour is offered every Sunday directly following the 10:30am service. Additionally, guided tours are offered by appointment only. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, or for groups of 20 people or more a donation of $1.00 per person is requested.
To schedule a tour, please call the church office at 978-465-9666 or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 3 days advance notice. School and history touring groups are welcome.
A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, or for groups of 20 people or more a donation of $1.00 per person is requested.
Scheduled Newburyport and Essex County Happenings
Periodically throughout the year, regional events highlighting the country's history are held all throughout Massachusetts. Essex County is rich with early American History, from Marblehead to Salisbury, there is a lot to see and experience.
If you are planning a family vacation to North Eastern Massachusetts and Essex County, we hope you'll look into some of the fantastic touring opportunities that are presented throughout the region.
Old South Church opens its doors to these events and participates in programs such as Escape North's 17th Century Saturdays where we offer tours on June 1st from 11am - 3pm. We also participate in the Essex National Heritage Area's Trails and Sails where we will open our doors on September 28th from 11 - 3pm, and on September 29th from 12 - 2pm. Tours will be on the hour with no reservation needed. Last, we will particiapte in Yankee Homecoming on July 28th at noon. These scheduled events are free, and open to the public.
Unable to visit us in person?
We understand. Take our virtual tour at our history section. Learn about George Whitefield's personal history and what brought this dynamic preacher to Newburyport and America.
Help us preserve the legacy of Old South Church. Consider making a donation today to Old South's Historical Restoration Fund. Thank you.
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