Thank you for visiting King's Chapel! While we are physically closed for tours, please explore this webpage by clicking on the images below to dive into King's Chapel's unique 335 years of history.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE King’s Chapel'S HOURS?
Our hours and open days vary by season. Please check our current hours. If you are interested in visiting while the site is closed, please email email@example.com to set up a private tour (minimum 2 people).
What are you currently offering for programs?
We’ve been offering a robust schedule in-person tours and programs! Some of our past programs were recorded and can be found on the past virtual recordings page.
Why is King’s Chapel a site along the Freedom Trail?
Established in 1686, King’s Chapel is the first Anglican Church in New England and is closely connected to many of the other Freedom Trail sites. To name of few, our bell hanging above in the belfry was made by Paul Revere and Son (you can see a similar bell at the Revere House), the Old South Meeting House congregation worshipped at this chapel building during the American Revolution, and a Royal Governor worshipped (and is buried) here while presiding at the Old State House. Dive deeper into King’s Chapel’s rich history here!
Does King’s Chapel still have an active congregation?
Yes! King’s Chapel continues to thrive as an active congregation in the heart of Boston. As an Unitarian Christian church, the congregation currently offers weekly services and has an engaged community concerned in issues such as environmental and social justice. King’s Chapel also has a world-renowned music program and is excited that live concerts have resumed!
Does King’s Chapel own the burying ground next door?
Actually no. Despite sharing a name, the King’s Chapel Burying Ground was established by - and continues to be maintained by - the City of Boston. King’s Chapel didn’t have a building on this site until 1688, while the burying ground was established in 1630. Read more about King’s Chapel and the neighboring burying ground here.
What does the chapel interior look like?
Completed in 1754, the King’s Chapel interior is a classic example of Georgian architecture with symmetrical lines, columns, and box pews. Learn more here.
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