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. 

Guided Tours
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 admin@oldsouthnbpt.orgPlease 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.

Essex National Heritage Area

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 in June 2014. We also participate in the Essex National Heritage Area's Trails and Sails where we will open our doors in late September 2014. Tours will be on the hour with no reservation needed. These scheduled events are free, and open to the public.

Yankee Homecoming

17th Century Saturdays


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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