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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as...

Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as America's first town meeting and John F. Kennedy's last campaign speech.

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A hidden part of history worth exploring

I have been to Quincy market several times but I always missed Faneuil Historic meeting room. When you walk into the visitors center there are a few stores and restroom facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building, and it's surrounded by lots of activity, but inside it's all trinkets, pennants and postcards. I don't think the founding fathers had this in mind.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Quincy market several times but I always missed Faneuil Historic meeting room. When you walk into the visitors center there are a few stores and restroom facilities on the lower level. When I asked about the actual meeting hall no one gave me good directions until the last time I was there. You have to actually... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was really applauded of the bias to the history of the city (Boston) and how it was developed. Nothing about the the slave trade. Nothing about the Native Americans experience. It is ironic that right outside thw hall was two totally differnt street performer troups. One with all the costumes of the revolutionary war and telling a story of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shops, bars, resturants and great people watching. Street entertainers. Excellent high quality food court.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we visited to be a part of American history and view this site. Not only is admission free but helpful staff will answer any questions you may have. Great to stand in the very same building where most of the American Revolution was born. Outside we found many costumed people, shops, etc. I believe it is on what is... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved being able to visit a place with such historic significance. The fact that is still being used for the same purposes as it was oringinally intended just adds to it's charm.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun to meander through with many odd little shops mixed with standard name brand stores, many food stands and restaurants, very touristy but worthwhile

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see in Boston. See the meeting hall where the embers of freedom were being stoked. Experience what it was like to live in thos times.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with live street music and food choices. We stayed at the Bostonian Hotel across the street. The shopping was...meh. Nothing amazing, EXCEPT for the sephora. Crazy busy location!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining when we were in Boston, so we decided to come here and wander around. I found most of the gifts I need to take home.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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