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Winter Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday 1:30 PM to 4 PM *The History Program will be closed on Saturday January 20* *Open Daily April through October*
Guided tours offered at 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM during hours of operation. Guided tours begin at 2 PM Tuesdays and Sundays due to scheduled music recitals and worship services.
Additionally, the church is open for worship services as follows: Sundays: 11 AM Wednesdays: 6 PM
As King’s Chapel is a fully-functioning Unitarian Church, we are occasionally closed for special events and services. To confirm our hours and better plan your visit, please email Program Director Faye Charpentier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s Chapel is committed to remaining open and accessible to all who wish to visit our historic building. As such, we rely on the generosity of our visitors to help preserve the building and support our educational programs and tours.
With your support, we welcome 300,000 visitors through our doors each year and maintain a 262-year-old National Historic Landmark!
Suggested donation: $3 per visitor
Bells & Bones Tours, guided tours of the church’s crypt and bell tower, are offered daily.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are led by our talented History Program educators. For more information about theBells and Bones Tour, please click here.
Tour times are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays - Saturdays: 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM Sundays and Tuesdays: 2 PM and 3 PM
In addition to offering guided tours, King's Chapel presents its history through exhibits and activities. There are several ways visitors can enjoy a self-guided visit to King's Chapel.
Our standard exhibit is made up of interpretive displays throughout the sanctuary. These signs share the basic narrative of King's Chapel's unique history, as well as exploring other themes. The chapel currently features two series of thematic signs: A Pew of Ones Own, sharing the stories of notable church members and pew owners in the church's history, and Slavery and King's Chapel, sharing the complex history of slavery and the slave trade in New England as it relates to King's Chapel as an institution and as a community of Bostonians. Each interpretive series is color-coded to aid visitors as they read the signs.
King's Chapel also provides complimentary brochures and family activity booklets to visitors who make a donation to the historic site. The brochures provide a brief, self-guided tour of the building, while the activity booklets include several games and scavenger hunts to help kids of all ages engage more deeply with the site's history and architecture.
During the summer months, the History Program Education Team provides short talks and presentations about the chapel's history. If you and your group are interested in a large-group presentation or a more intimate discussion with a member of our Education Team, please speak with the Educator at the front desk when you arrive.
If you have questions at any point during your visit to King's Chapel, please ask one of our knowledgeable educators! The Education Team, not only lead tours and educational programs, but are ready to help all visitors learn more about the chapel. Each educator on the team has a background in history, archaeology, or museum studies, and would love to share their passion for history with you and your group!
To learn more about upcoming events and special programs, visit our Events page.
King’s Chapel proudly offers a series of group tours and programs, suitable for school field trips, church groups, community groups, and more!
Please visit our Group Tours page for more information.
Large groups just interested in visiting the sanctuary are welcome without reserving a program. If you would like a basic presentation on King's Chapel's history, please speak with the educator at the front desk.
King’s Chapel is located at the intersection of School and Tremont Streets in the heart of Downtown Boston. Our street address is 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108. We are mostly easily accessible via public transportation. The church is an approximately 5 minute walk from the Park Street MBTA station on the Boston Common and Government Center. Both the Green Line and Red Line trains stop at Park Street. The Green Line and Blue Line stop at Government Center.