Education isn’t just for school kids. We offer a range of adult programs from special custom tours to lectures. If you are a college professor, a museum that hosts members’ tours, book club or patriotic group, we have options for you. Your group can visit us or we can come to your lodge, civic organization, museum, or historical society. For further information call 617-523-2338. All groups must make reservations to ensure access. See What to Know.
Lectures for Adult Groups
We will bring our stories to you! The Paul Revere House offers a comprehensive menu of lectures for historical societies, libraries, and museums, political, fraternal, and business organizations, as well as senior citizen and other community groups. The following is a list of currently available programs, but we are also happy to work with you to create a customized presentation to best suit the needs and interests of your audience. Virtual options are also available at a reduced rate, please contact Robert Shimp at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride: Dispelling the Myths
Paul Revere’s Life and a History of the Paul Revere House
Paul Revere’s Ancestry and Family
Paul Revere: Artisan and Businessman
Paul Revere’s Military Career
Paul Revere, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party
Paul Revere, Freemason
Huguenot Refugees in Boston: The Faneuils, Bowdoins, and Reveres
Boston’s North End: An Immigrant Neighborhood in the Nineteenth Century
The Civil War Reveres
Paul Revere and the War of 1812
Within Route 495: $200
Outside Route 495: $250
Program reservations must be made at least one month in advance. Scheduling of some lectures is subject to staff availability. If considerable travel is involved, mileage and expenses may be charged.
For groups walking the Freedom Trail or on a whirlwind tour of Boston, this is the perfect option. Outside the Revere House, museum staff tells the story of Revere’s ride and presents a brief history of his home. Inside the building, staff provides fascinating glimpses into everyday life for the Revere family, describing the intriguing furnishings and personal artifacts on display. Plenty of time is available for questions.
Prices below reflect the group discount offered on reservations made at least two weeks in advance.
Senior 62 and over: $5.00
College student: $5.00
Maximum: 30 people per time slot, larger groups must be scheduled at least one half hour apart.
Guided Tour of the Revere House
If your group wants a more personalized experience focused on their specific interests (architecture, immigration, Revere’s family, and/or businesses) we suggest a guided tour. Your experienced guide will introduce you to our site, and then lead your group through the four rooms of the Revere House discussing topics related to your specific interests. Though the museum will be open to the public during this time, you will have the sole attention of your guide while other staff speak with the general public.
Special Guided Tour of the Pierce Hichborn House
Schedule a tour of this rare early 18th century neo-Georgian home for your group. Includes an exterior introduction to the building, and four period rooms reflecting the 18th century occupancy of Paul Revere’s cousin, Nathaniel Hichborn and others. Tours focusing on the architecture of this unusual building are quite popular among professors teaching a range of college classes, from art history to architecture. Consider bringing your class to examine the original 1711 staircase and decorative fireplaces.
Walking Tours of the North End
This tour takes you on an adventure through our small North End neighborhood with a focus either on the community during Paul Revere’s life or its 19th and early 20th century immigrant history.
Choose one option, combine two, or book all three
Fees for Each Program
Adults: $5.00 per person
College Students/Senior Citizens: $4.00
Groups of fewer than 10 will pay a minimum $50.00 fee for each option.
Some restrictions may apply to groups larger than 20 due to staffing requirements and scheduling.
Private Evening Tour of the Paul Revere House
Have the Revere House to yourself! Bring your group to the museum after hours and imagine what it might have been like to visit Paul Revere at home after dark. Staff members will introduce you to the story of Revere’s Midnight Ride, and bring you through the house, room by room. Topics can be customized to reflect the interests of your group.
$250-$400 for up to 20 people*
$350-$600 for up to 40 people*
*We may charge higher fees for additional staff needed for large groups or to cover waiting time ($110/hour) if the tour is scheduled significantly after our closing time.