Paul Revere was born in the North End of Boston in 1734 and lived in this timber house on North Square from 1770-1800. Here he created engravings of the 1770 Boston Massacre and took his midnight ride in 1775. Revere’s wife, Sarah Orne, shared this humble home until she died in 1773. He married again the same year. In all, Paul Revere fathered 16 children. The house – now a museum along the Freedom trail – was built in 1680 and is the oldest in Boston.