New England's first Anglican Church Founded in 1686, King's Chapel was the first non-Puritan church in Boston. Its name reflected the chapel's royal patronage, as the English monarch was the Church of England's leader.
America's first Unitarian Church Under the leadership of James Freeman, King's Chapel became the first unitarian church in America following the American Revolution. It remains an active Unitarian Christian Church today, with services on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
First Church in America with a Pipe Organ The church received its first organ in 1713 from Puritan Thomas Brattle, whose faith did not use music in worship. The organ today is a 1964 C.B. Fisk, and the case incorporates decorative carvings from the original Brattle organ!
Home to Notable Members Throughout its History, Including: Royal governors of colonial Massachusetts, Senator Charles Bulfinch, architect Charles Bulfinch, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Host to Famous Visitors, Including: Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, George Washington, and more!
Home to an 18th-Century Crypt and a Paul Revere Bell Visit both on a guided tour!