Experience King's Chapel - Guided Crypt and Sanctuary Tours
Guided by our team of knowledgeable and passionate Historic Site Educators, tours lead visitors through multiple levels of this National Historic Landmark along Boston's Freedom Trail, and through over 330 years of Boston history, through the lens of King's Chapel and its historic members.
BELL AND BONES TOUR Over the course of this 45-minute tour, visitors will explore the ground level, crypt, and galleries of the beautifully preserved 1754 building, gaining a fuller understanding of King's Chapel's significance in Boston's historic landscape. From its founding in 1686 as New England's first Church of England, to the impact of slavery and the colonial slave trade on Boston's growth, to weathering the American Revolution, to a theological revolution within the church in the 1780s, there is interesting and powerful history to explore on a visit to King's Chapel. Its crypt also offers a unique look at colonial death and burial practices, as one of New England's only surviving church crypts.
EXPRESS CRYPT TOUR Perfect for people on a time crunch or looking for a quick visit, this 20 minute tour will explore the ground level and crypt. Visitors will learn about King's Chapel's history and place in Boston politics, religion, and burial practices.
ART AND ARCHITECTURE TOUR (Sundays at 3pm only) Guests who embark on this tour receive a detailed history of the design elements within our sanctuary, as well as a closer look at the material changes in King’s Chapel over the past 300 years. Additionally, this tour focuses on the construction of the current chapel building 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.
Schedule Guided tours are offered on the hour and half-hour during the History Program’s hours of operations.
Bell and Bones Tours offered at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and (seasonally) 4pm.
Express Crypt Tour offered at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and (seasonally) 4:30pm.
Art and Architecture Tour offered on Sunday at 3:00pm.
Tickets Ticket prices below include the price of general admission. Visitors are welcome to add-on a tour ticket to their general admission visit, at the cost of the tour ticket minus the admission fee they have already paid.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Advanced tickets are not needed for self-guided visits. Visiting with a group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a group tour with group pricing.
Bell and Bones/ Art and Architecture
$10 per adult
$8 per student/seniors (62+)/military/museum employee
Health and Safety Prior to tours, participants are required to fill out a standard tour waiver, informing guests of the physical demands of the tour and cautioning of potential hazards including uneven floors, steep staircases, and low ceilings.
Accessibility Due to the nature of this historic building with steep, narrow stairs, dim lighting, and low clearance areas, the crypt and gallery parts of this tour are not fully accessible. We apologize for this limitation, and remain committed to increasing our accessibility moving forward.
Please feel free to contact us with specific questions or concerns, and to inquire about tour accommodations.
Group Tours Interested in touring King’s Chapel with a group or scheduling a private tour? Contact the History Program for more information.
www.kings-chapel.org | 58 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108 | 617-227-2155