As one of the sixteen historic landmarks along Boston’s Freedom Trail, King’s Chapel is an important part of a collective. Yet the historic church also stands alone with history unique to its own site. The history of King’s Chapel spans 334 years, from its founding in 1686; through the American Revolution and the birth of a new nation; through great periods of change, both difficult and triumphant; to its continued presence in 21st-century Boston.
The King’s Chapel History Program researches, preserves, interprets, and shares stories about the church’s past, with a focus on how justice, tolerance, and religion have influenced these stories. Although the historic site is open to visitors, there are always opportunities to engage with its history remotely, right here.
Click on the buttons below to explore a variety of topics important to the formation and continued existence of King’s Chapel as a Boston landmark.
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The King’s Chapel History Program depends on donors like you to keep our history alive for the thousands of remote and in person visitors each year. Any contribution goes a long way, and we thank you for your support.