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In one sense, every place of worship is of historic importance, since it reflects the culture and aspirations of the congregation that created it.  Many of the places we have listed here have special rooms or collections, or have changed their primary function to act as museums or performance spaces.  Please, let us know if we've missed a place of significance that others should know about.   
 

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  Amesbury

  Rocky Hill Meetinghouse

  4 Elm Street

  Amesbury  MA  01913    

  Phone  508 227-3956

  Web Site http://www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/rocky.htm

  Alt Web http://www.essexheritage.org/sites/rocky_hill.shtml

  Description  New England style church from 18th century

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type  Church

  Era  1785

  Owner/Operator:  Historic New England

  New or Updated:  5/1/2007

 

 

  MA

  Boston

  Boston African American NHP

  46 Joy St

  Boston  MA  02114    

  Phone  617 742-5415

  Web Site http://www.nps.gov/boaf/

  Alt Web http://www.afroammuseum.org/

  Description  15 pre-Civil War structures of African American heritage on 1.6 mile

                    trail, including African Meeting House, oldest standing church in US

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building Type   Church

  Group Identity   African American

  New or Updated: 8/1/2006


Massachusetts
Boston
Museum of Afro American History
MAIL 14 Beacon St, Ste 719, Boston 02108
Boston MA
Phone 617 725-0022
Web Site http://www.afroammuseum.org/
E-mail mailto:history@afroammuseum.org
Description owns church & school on Beacon Hill, meeting house on Nantucket, Black Heritage Trail in Boston
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Church
Group Identity African American
Research /Reading Archives
Era 1806
New or Updated: 07/03/2003

Old North Church
193 Salem Street
Boston MA   02113
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.oldnorth.com/main.htm
E-mail  mailto:giftshop@oldnorth.com
Description  the church whose steeple held the lanterns that signaled Paul Revere's famous ride - still an active congregation
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Garden
Building Type Church
Era  1723

    MA
 
Fall River
 
St Anne's Church & Shrine
 
818 Middle Street
 
Fall River  MA  02721    
 
Phone  508 674-3318
 
Web Site  http://www.stanneshrine.com/
 
Description  located in the original, lower portion of the church with several statues &                         small chapels surrounding the main shrine
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Religious
 
Building Type  Church
 
New or Updated:  09/17/2003

  MA
 
Harvard
 
Harvard Historical Society
 
Still River Road
 
Harvard  MA  01451    
 
Phone  508 456-8285
 
Web Site  http://www.harvardhistory.org
 
E-mail  mailto:http://harvard.ma.us/hhs.htm
 
Alt Web  http://harvard.ma.us/hhs.htm
 
Description  located in Still River Baptist Church
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Church
 
New or Updated:  11/03/2003

  MA
 
Lancaster
 
Fifth Meeting House
 
725 Main Street, Town Green
 
PO Box 66
 
Lancaster  MA  01523    
 
Phone  978 365-2427
 
Web Site  http://www.firstchurchlancaster.org/
 
Description  still functioning  parish dates to 1653, church to 1816, parsonage to 1785
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Religion
 
Building Type  Church
 
Era      1816
 
New or Updated:  11/04/2003

  MA
 
Mattapoisett
 
Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House
 
5 Church Street
 
Mattapoisett               MA                   02739    
 
Phone              508 758-2844
 
Web Site      http://www.mattapoisett.net/historicalsoc.htm
 
Description      local history in Christian Meeting House
 
Type of Resource       Museum
 
Primary Focus    Local History
 
Building Type    Church
 
Collection A-F      Furniture
 
Collection N-Z     Tools
 
Era      1820
 
New or Updated:                 11/24/2003

  MA
 
Northborough
 
Northborough Historical Society
 
50 Main Street
 
PO Box 661
 
Northborough        MA   01532  
 
Phone   508 393-6298
 
Web Site  http://users.rcn.com/sobohist/localhists/nbro.htm
 
Alt Web  http://users.rcn.com/sobohist/localhists/nbro.htm
 
Description  housed in Baptist Church building, local history & memorabilia
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Church
 
Collection A-F Buttons
 
Collection G-M  Lighting
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era  1860
 
New or Updated:   12/13/2003

  MA
 
Provincetown
 
Provincetown Heritage Museum
 
356 Commercial Street
 
mail: Provincetown Town Hall
 
Provincetown   MA  02657    
 
Phone   508 487-7098
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://provincetownbanner.com/news/7/17/2003
 
Description  CLOSED local history, focus on arts community & Victorian era
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Church
 
Collection A-F Furniture
 
Collection N-Z  Photography
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Era  1860
 
New or Updated:   1/1/2004

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