Visiting During Phase IV, Step I 

what to expect:


The Paul Revere House is operating under mandatory state and local safety standards. We are committed to operating as safely as possible by following the Standards for Responsible Museums in Massachusetts for Social Distancing, Hygiene, Safe Operations, and Cleaning & Disinfecting.

We reserve the right to refuse admission or ask visitors to leave if they do not follow our health and safety guidelines.


If anyone in your party is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to the virus, please do not visit at this time.


Staff and visitors must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times, indoors and out.

Disposable and cloth masks are available in the museum store.

For information about ADA accommodations, contact Interpretation & Visitor Services Director, Kristin Peszka (617-523-2338 or and please identify yourself at the admissions window when you arrive.

Contact Tracing

We will ask you to provide your name and contact information to support potential contact tracing.

Capacity Limits and Social Distancing

We are operating with capacity restrictions to comply with required state and local regulations. Groups begin at 10-minute intervals. Waits may be longer than usual.

When it is your turn to enter, follow staff instructions to proceed. There are floor markings to help you maintain a 6ft distance between your party, other parties, and staff.

Hand Hygiene

Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and exit.


Cash is preferred—with cash, the full value of your ticket goes to the museum’s support!

There are ATMs on Hanover Street, one block away.

Touchless payment available through PayPal


Before you arrive:

  • Download the PayPal: Mobile Cash app from your app store
  • Follow instructions to set up a PayPal account
  • Receive confirmation email
  • Add bank account, credit, or debit card

At the ticket window:

  • Scan our QR code
  • Enter the payment and send
  • Show your payment sent screen


We also accept Amex, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover with a $10 minimum.

Digital Labels

To accommodate reduced visitor capacity, interpretive signage has been reduced or removed. You can view this additional information either before or after your visit at our labels page.

Travel Advisory

Please consult the state website for current travel restrictions for travelers arriving in Massachusetts.

Restrooms and Drinking Water

Restrooms and water fountains are not currently available. There are public facilities nearby at Quincy Market.


The museum is cleaned daily with CDC-recommended products for historic sites and museums, including disinfecting high-touch areas such as door handles and handrails throughout the day. Tours may pause to accommodate cleaning.

Subject To Change

Please note these policies are subject to change without notice as the situation demands.

Before You Arrive


We are committed to making the Paul Revere House welcoming to all. Visit our accessibility page for more information.

Food and Drink

Food, drinks, and gum are not allowed. We do not have a picnic area, but there are several parks nearby.

There are many places to eat near the museum. The North End is a dining destination for Italian food, and there are restaurants, cafes, and bakery options on almost every block.


Due to capacity limits, we are unable to accommodate groups at this time. Please see What We Offer to make your plans for when reservations re-open.

Museum Shop

Visit our museum shop for books, reproductions, toys, and more. Selected items are available in our online shop.


Personal photos are only allowed in the outdoor Courtyard area but not inside the historic buildings. For commercial photography or filming, visit our News Room.


Paul Revere was the father of 16, so we welcome young children! Exhibit spaces cannot accommodate strollers. However, we have plenty of stroller parking space in our Courtyard. 


We have written information available in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Visitor Information

Please ask our admissions booth staff for maps, directions, and visitor information. They can also assist with lost and found and first aid.