Pop-up programming: August 2018
3-D images and movies, augmented reality, and virtual reality continue to capture imaginations of people today. Imagine what looking at a 3-D image for the first time in the 1860s would have been like!
In 1861, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. -- a member of King's Chapel, born on August 29, 1809 -- designed a simple and affordable stereoscope, an early device used for viewing 3-D images. His design became the basis for the mass influx and popularity of stereoscopes in the United States. People were able to experience the world from their homes by viewing 3-D images from around the world. This program will help visitors explore the history and science of 3-D images through the hands-on experience of trying various forms of 3-D viewers, including the Holmes stereoscope, View-Master, anaglyph 3-D, and Google Cardboard.
Join us for our newest tour!
Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King's Chapel's 332 year history! On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church's history.
Art & Architecture Tours are offered at 10:15 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM Monday - Saturday and at 4 PM on Sundays. There is no 1 PM tour on Tuesdays.
Kids under 13: $3
Visit King's Chapel during Harborfest 2017!
Thursday June 29 - Tuesday July 4
Bells and Bones Tours
10:30 AM, 11 AM*, 11:30 AM*, 1 PM*, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 2:30 PM, 3 PM, 3:30 PM, and 4 PM
Constructing King's Chapel:
Art and Architecture Tours
12 PM* and 4:30 PM
Revolutionary King's Chapel Talks
Offered throughout the day!
*Tours not offered at these times on Sunday July 2 and Tuesday July 4 due to worship and the music recital.
Join us February School Vacation Week in celebrating the 201st anniversary of the church's Revere and Sons bell! Installed on February 23, 1816, King's Chapel's bell is the largest and "sweetest sounding" bell cast during Paul Revere's lifetime. Visit and hear the bell, and enjoy the birthday celebrations!
In addition to regularly offered Bells & Bones tours on the hour, tours to the bell will be held at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. Visitors who tour the bell tower will receive a birthday cupcake following the tour!
King's Chapel staff will be ringing the bell throughout the week to commemorate this historic event.
Children of all ages are invited to create a bell of their own at our craft station.