Revolutionary Spaces & Old North Illuminated
Experience three historic Boston sites with one ticket! Revolutionary Spaces and Old North Illuminated are now offering a joint ticket to Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Old North Church—a $5 discount off regular full-price admission. Sold exclusively at the Boston Common Visitor Center, this joint ticket includes any programs, exhibits, and gallery talks that are complementary with admission at Old South Meeting House and Old State House, as well as audio guides at Old North Church (a $3 value).
About Revolutionary Spaces
Revolutionary Spaces tells the interwoven stories of two of Boston’s most iconic sites—the Old State House and Old South Meeting House—and brings people together to explore America’s struggle to create and sustain a free society.
Constructed in 1713, the Old State House was the center of royal government in the Massachusetts Bay colony and the focal point for many of the Revolution’s most dramatic events. It was here that the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston and the site of the most stirring mass meetings that led to the American Revolution, including the gathering that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Today, these historic sites and museums—located just two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston—provide thought-provoking exhibits, compelling tours, exciting educational offerings, and engaging public programs.
About Old North Illuminated
Old North Illuminated is a secular, independent nonprofit that educates and inspires diverse audiences through its work interpreting and preserving Boston’s Old North Church, an iconic landmark of the American Revolution.
Old North Illuminated shines an analytical light on the past in an effort to build a brighter future. Just as two patriots hung lanterns in our steeple on the night of April 18, 1775, as a signal to spark action, we seek to ignite active citizenship by engaging visitors and classrooms in the rich history of the Old North Church.
Our Joint Story
Learn about the history of Revolutionary Boston where it actually happened: the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and the Old North Church. Walk around the meeting hall of Old South, where colonists met to debate before the Boston Tea Party. Experience the center of royal Massachusetts government at Old State and sit where John Hancock became the first governor of the state. Visit Old North to discover how Paul Revere hatched his plan to hang lanterns in the steeple, leading to the Minutemen’s defense of Lexington and Concord. These 300-year-old buildings carry centuries of stories that our knowledgeable and friendly docents are happy to share. Today, these sites tell expanded narratives that include the stories of Black and Indigenous individuals in colonial Boston.