242nd Lantern Ceremony

On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church, launching what would become the American Revolutionary War. Signaling the departure of British regulars “by sea,” the two lanterns have come to represent the resolve and ingenuity of the American spirit. Today, Old North welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to learn about the history and values of Boston’s early revolutionaries. Every year, Old North commemorates the hanging of the lanterns with an evening of history and an inspiring address from the year's keynote speaker, David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of Carlyle Group.

Join us Sunday, April 16 2017 at Old North Church to celebrate this day.

For sponsors, a reception in the Washington Garden and Courtyard will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Lantern Ceremony will start at 8:00 p.m.

Steeple Climber - $25,000 (10 guests/2 pews/$24,150 is tax deductible)

Lantern Lighter - $10,000 (8 guests/2 pews/$9,320 is tax deductible)

Bell Ringer - $5,000 (5 guests/ 1 pew/ $4,575 is tax deductible)

Pew Owner - $2,500 (4 guests/ 1 pew/$2,160 is tax deductible)

Underwriter - $2,500 (0 guests/0 pews/fully tax deductible)

Individual Tickets - $300 (1 guest at reception & ceremony/$215 is tax deductible)

General Admission - $40 (ceremony only)

For more information about sponsorship please call Rose Limanni at 617-523-6676 x105 or email