Boston Sights

St. Stephen's

  • 401 Hanover St. Map It
  • North End
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

Rose Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy clan, was christened here; 104 years later, St. Stephen's held mourners at her 1995 funeral. This is the only Charles Bulfinch church still standing in Boston, and a stunning example of the Federal style to boot. Built in 1804, it was first used as a Unitarian Church; since 1862 it has served a Roman Catholic parish. When the belfry was stripped during a major 1960s renovation, the original dome was found beneath a false cap; it was covered with sheet copper and held together with hand-wrought nails, and later authenticated as being the work of Paul Revere.

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401 Hanover St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02113, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Office hrs, Mon., Wed., and Fri. 8–1. Mass on Sun. at 11, Sat. at 4, weekdays at 7:30 am

Published 07/13/2016


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