Narrative History Tour of St. Paul's Church

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Your tour guide dressed in period colonial garb will escort you back through time to the founding of the parish in 1711 in British New England, and will take you through the Revolutionary War period to the present. Visitors will tour the current church building, hear the story of its design and architecture, and see artifacts such as the 1809 Paul Revere bell, hear about the role of African-Americans in the early church, and understand the contribution of Rev. Edward Bass who saved the church from destruction during the Revolutionary War period. Be prepared for liberal amounts of local and American history. St. Paul’s is the oldest continuous Episcopal parish in Massachusetts. The tour will last one hour and 15 minutes. The tour will begin at the front doors at 166 High Street, Newburyport. Call 978-697-4084 or visit for more information.



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166 High Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

Driving Directions: 

St. Paul's Church is located at 166 High Street, Newburyport. It is easily accessed by car from Rt 95 and Rt 1 directly onto High Street. The commuter rail station is a short walk along the rail trail by exiting at High Street. Parking is on High Street and the side streets surrounding the church.