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Address: Faneuil Hall, First Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617 242 5642
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I took a free tour and learned a lot. What I liked about the ranger talk is that he presented both sides. Many lost everything when the revolution took place and others did very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took a free tour and learned a lot. What I liked about the ranger talk is that he presented both sides. Many lost everything when the revolution took place and others did very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very helpful and easy to get to. They are on the first floor of Faneuil Hall. A lot of great information available.

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Prattville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The folks at the NPS helped us make a plan for our group of young teens. There were two adults and seven young teens. The park rangers suggested the Freedom Trail and a Ferry Ride. The also suggested we do the Jr. Park Ranger program which gave the kids a purpose while on the trail. We all had a great... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting Boston for 45 years. The National Park Service Visitor Center is steps away from our front door, and we highly recommend a visit. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight time was... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I highly recommend the NPS ranger-led tour to North End. It was so informative, the ranger did a wonderful job of keeping everyone interested, and the price is great—free! Each tour is limited to 30 people. They begin giving out tickets 30 minutes before the tour begins so try to be there at that time to ensure you get a... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It's moved from where it used to be, and it's now in much better premises in historic Faneuil Hall. The famous hall - the Cradle of Liberty- is just above, and the Honorable Artillery Company Museum is above that. This latter is a must if you're into militaria. And it's right next to the 1826 Quincy Market, and the old... More 

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Chicago IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love the NPS and have taken their free walking tours in New Orleans and years ago in Boston. Back in Boston this month, we took two Freedom Trail tours…one to the South End and one to the North End. Each ranger focused on a person/persons from the period and carried visual aids to teach us a wonderfully informative, witty... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great tour from the Faneuil Hall Visitor center called "Meetings, Mobs & Martyrs". It requires a ticket but they are free of charge from the ranger desk. Then Ranger Michael Hamilton led a fantastic Bunker Hill tour from the Charleston Navy Yard called "Taking the High Ground". Taking the ranger tours is well worth the time as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I can't say enough good things about the NPS. They do a great job preserving parks and landmarks. In this visitor center you can find info about attractions in Boston, namely the Freedom Trail. They have maps. There are also walking tours available for free. We took one and we enjoyed it. Our ranger was very knowledgeable.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Faneuil Hall is a a beautiful piece of architecture. We spent an afternoon exploring the area and taking in all the sights.

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