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The 2020 Lantern Ceremony

Presented by Old North Church & Historic Site at Old North Church & Historic Site, Boston MA

Apr 19 2020
The 2020 Lantern Ceremony

Honor the American spirit and support Old North Church & Historic Site on Sunday, April 19 at The 2020 Lantern Ceremony!

Join us as we commemorate the night the two lanterns were held in our steeple launching the American Revolution. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, The Lantern Ceremony is an uplifting and enduring event supports the advancement of Old North's mission and celebrates our legacy of courage, liberty, and civic engagement.

This year we are proud to honor Dave McGillivray, Founder and President of DMSE Sports and Race Director for the Boston Marathon, with the Third Lantern Award, and welcome him as

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Save your seat! Ceremony admission starts at $60 per ticket.

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For supporters at the $300 level and above there is a special Pre-Ceremony Reception held from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm in the Washington Courtyard on the Old North Church & Historic Site campus, offering a chance to meet our honorees, connect with Old North leadership, and revel in the tradition of camaraderie that was at the foundation of the revolutionary movement. Light bites and beverages are served. 


Old North Church & Historic Site

193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113


There are only five metered visitor parking spots in the vicinity of the Old North Church & Historic Site, which are almost always full. We recommend you park at a nearby lot or garage, such as the parking lot at the corner of Hull and Commercial Streets or in the North End Garage, located at 600 Commercial Street. For more information on parking locations near the North End, please visit

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