Tours of Old South Church
Step right in to living history; experience Old South Church the way church used to be in the 1700's!
From the crypt of Rev. Whitefield to the the Whispering Galleries and the slave pews, your tour of Old South Church will be steeped in history.
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 will offer tours on June 7th from 11am - 3pm. We also participate in the Essex National Heritage Area's Trails and Sails where we will open our doors on Saturday, September 27th from 11am - 3pm and Sunday, September 28th from 12pm - 2pm. Tours will be on the hour with no reservation needed. 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.
is a PCUSA church