King’s Chapel offers a variety of programs and tours for private and larger groups.
While we currently offer several options for special-interest group tours, we strive to serve of visitor’s needs and interest by customizing our programs for your group. Each program below can be modified for various ages and abilities. Our group tours are suitable for school field trips, homeschool groups, church and faith-based groups, family reunions, conferences, and more!
We ask that you request tours at least a week in advance, as potential tours need to be cross-referenced with our religious and special events calendar.
Bells and Bones Dive into history by exploring two behind-the-scenes locations at King's Chapel. In our signature program, visits descend beneath the church to visit our 18th century crypt, learning more about burial practices and notable occupants of our tombs. Visitors then climb the bell tower to visit the church bell, cast in 1816 by Revere and Sons. Group tours may select a custom introduction to their Bells and Bones Tour: King's Chapel and Unitarian Christianity, Art and Architecture, or Revolutionary King's Chapel.
Colonial Boston and King’s Chapel King’s Chapel invites guest to experience our rich history as the only predominantly loyalist site on the Freedom Trail. This guided experience through our sanctuary educates guests of all ages on the establishment of the Anglican Church in Boston and the religious, social, and political tensions of Colonial America. Using stories from our sanctuary, guides help reconstruct the loyalist experience in Boston, with a specific focus on how the King’s Chapel weathered the split of Patriot and Loyalist church members and contributed to the Revolution.
King’s Chapel and Unitarian Christianity As the nation’s first Unitarian Church, King’s Chapel was at the center of the early American Unitarian movement. In this tour experience, guests of all ages discuss the evolution of King’s Chapel’s religious history, with a specific focus on the establishment of Unitarianism at King’s Chapel immediately following the revolution. Our tour concludes with a brief discussion of how King’s Chapel self-identifies as a Unitarian-Christian Church in its present form.
The Art and Architecture of King’s Chapel Guests who embark on this tour receive a detailed history of the elements within our sanctuary, as well as a closer look at the material changes of King’s Chapel over the past 300 years. Additionally, this tour explicitly focuses on the reconstruction of the church from 1749-1754. We invite guests of all ages to explore the customization of our pews, the intricate monuments, and the beautiful artwork King’s Chapel has to offer.