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Address: Faneuil Hall, First Floor, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617 242 5642
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The National Park Service Visitor Center is steps away from our front door, and we highly recommend a visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Centerville, Ohio
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Centerville, Ohio
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1,449 reviews 1,449 reviews
391 attraction reviews
2,840 helpful votes 2,840 helpful votes
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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65 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
51 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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1,015 helpful votes 1,015 helpful votes
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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101 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Avon, Ohio
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1,104 helpful votes 1,104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are currently are two visitor centers servicing the Boston National Historic Park which includes the Freedom Trail. The primary visitor center is inside Faneuil Hall which is located in Faneuil Square near the corner of Congress and North Streets. It is open daily, except for the major winter holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm. I found the staff... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Lots of fun and historic! Love to look around and so much information good for teens and up. A must see when in boston :)

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It might seem silly to have the visitor center a top attraction, but the park ranger was really helpful. One of her tips was to download the NPS-Boston app for your mobile device. The app is great. It has information about Freedom Trail stops as well as a bunch of other trails, including a create-your-own tour option. The map feature... More 

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