The Paul Revere House is located north of Boston’s downtown
, precisely at No. 19 North Square. The three-story structure is not only Boston's oldest house, but also a historic symbol of revolt, struggle, and strength. The house was built in 1680 and bought in 1770 by Paul Revere, the American Revolution patriot whose significant horseback ride and whistle blowing saved America during the Revolutionary war. On the 18th of April 1775, he left on his famous Midnight ride from this same house securing its family and residents a place in America's history.
After he sold the house in 1800, several alterations were made to it, including the use of the lower floors as stores. Paul Revere's grandson, John P. Reynolds Jr., acquired the historic building in 1902 and handed it over to The Paul Revere Memorial Association who opened it to the public as one of America's first museums in 1908 after renovation to bring it to nearly its original state . While preserving the house's historic heritage, the Paul Revere Memorial Association also built a 3,500-square-foot visitor and education center in December 2016, with an elevated walkway connecting it to the main structure, allowing wheelchair users easy access and mobility within the facility. Extra studying and research on America's history can also be done at the center's library and classrooms.