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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Excellent Market Place

A great place for a family to spend a half day or so. We visited the Boston Marathon Weekend, so it was quite nice to see so many fit people in Boston Marathon uniforms, which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place for a family to spend a half day or so. We visited the Boston Marathon Weekend, so it was quite nice to see so many fit people in Boston Marathon uniforms, which inspired my kids to run after the Boston trip.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Faneuil Hall really allowed us to get a glimpse into the old Boston, with its charming cobblestone walkways and historic buildings. Even the Farmers Market felt transported back in time! Lovely!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for anyone who loves American History. This hall is run by the National Parks system and you will hear some amazing stories relating to our founding fathers as they debated breaking free from Great Britain some 240+ years ago.

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see some history despite all the shops aimed at tourists now. Still we enjoyed the break in our trip along the trail to do some shopping.

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Marion, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the shops on the first floor with the unique gifts they had to offer. The hall upstairs was very interesting. A National Park Service guide was telling about the history of the hall. We loved it. The museum on the third floor was really nice as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited early in the season, so the market was not in full swing. Historical, beautiful building but not much going on. Maybe it picks up in the summer.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all really. I am not sure what they are trying to do here. The stalls are over priced and all a bit too new age for me.

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La Jolla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food choices across the spectrum of offerings from seafood to Greek and Japanese. Our experience has been that the food has been good and of high quality. Also a fun place to people watch.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting history hear. Love it that it has been used for so long for very famous speeches and that people still speak there today. Cradle of Freedom for sure.

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Loganville, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where the American Revolution was born. John Hancock, Sam Adams, John Adams and all those other brave patriots planned the American Revolution in the second floor meeting hall. It is really inspiring to see where these amazing events took place. The first floor has been turned into flea market type shops with some interesting merchandise, Beck bought a purse. There... More 

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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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