King’s Chapel is proud to be one of the sixteen historic sites on Boston’s Freedom Trail. As you explore Boston’s rich history, plan a visit to King’s Chapel to discover its role in the formation of the United States. Founded in 1686, King’s Chapel was the first Anglican Church in predominantly Puritan Boston, paving the way for religious freedom in America. While many congregants remained loyal to the British Crown during the Revolutionary era, those members of King’s Chapel who remained in Boston after the 1776 evacuation of British troops and sympathizers, were trailblazers in the establishment of the Unitarian Christian faith in America. While the church as an entity dates to 1686, our historic building dates to 1754 and was designed by Peter Harrison, dubbed America’s first architect by architectural historians. Over the years, King’s Chapel has seen notable members and visitors including George Washington, Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Sumner, Charles Bulfinch, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and more.
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