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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109
617 523-1300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 77 Shopping in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Shops, Architectural Buildings, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Most major cities have something like it now, but this was one of the first urban historic shopping districts and its success inspired many... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Was expecting something more exciting. Just another shopping mall filled with permanent vendors located along a central hallway.

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singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A must-visit especially if it's the first time in Boston. It is one of the stops along the Freedom Trail, so it's a good place to pause for a bit of shopping, food and to people watch. Some reviewers found it too touristy and commercial, but i didn't think so, and not every holiday experience should be always ''off the... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Bought 2 hair accessories that cost $40.00 for our granddaughters from an outdoor merchant that does business under the name Yom-Tov, Inc. 1 Quincy Market Bldg. We knew the stuff was overpriced but we were on vacation and the 2 girls (6 and 12) were happy. However, about an hour after we bought the items we attempted to put the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You HAVE to go there if you are in Boston, even for a day. Great atmosphere and BEST food (inside the market) We had clam chowder and a huge lobster roll for $18 in Boston Chowda, you can't beat that price for lobster!!

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Bedford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This area is very much a tourist destination and is crowded at most times. Ok if you like a busy place crammed with tourists from around the world but there really isn't that much of note or interest. The shops are nothing special. Faneuil Hall opposite Quincy Market is worth a visit and it's much quiter and relaxed. The old... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This beautiful old building is a stop on the Freedom Trail. Apparently it used to be a sort of colonial-era big box store where you could buy anything you'd need. Today, however, the few shops inside selling pastel-colored sweatshirts and other touristy knick-knacks arouse little interest. Pass by, take some pictures, but don't bother spending too much time here.

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a public market experience with a variety of vendors and places to get food. A nice interlude along the Freedom Trail.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow! If they don't have it here it's not anywhere. Stores full of clothes, decor, accessories, shoes, jewelry, you name it. And tons of food. Lobster, boston clam chowder, hot dogs, pizza, Texmex - and so much more. It's an experience. Wear comfy shoes and bring some money. Crowded and chaotic in a good way. Extra bonus for us was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I read somewhere that nobody from Boston goes to Quincy Market. I can see why, when every tourist from the 4 corners congregates here instead. What is so Bostonian unique about the shopping experience here? Anything? The food at the court is over-priced and none of our meals were worth finishing. The seating was inadequate and crowded. It was collectively... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There really is so much to do and see in Boston and if you are there on holiday not an awful lot of time in which to do it. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of these places that fits into the 'must do if possible' category. Great range of restaurants in the area as well.

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