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Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Ranked #40 of 138 activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Traveler Description: Designed by Charles Bulfinch in 1805 with its massive meeting hall virtually unchanged today, this historic building hosted events such as America's... more »
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We arrived just as the hall opened. We discussed many of the paintings and impact of some of Massachusetts most historic figures. The NPS ranger was very knowledgable and clearly excited about the history of the building. Be sure to visit the top floor armory of one of Boston's company's.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The rangers and a theatrical group called a town meeting to decide whether the people of Boston should boycott goods imported from Britain in protest of the taxes that were being charged. As we walked through the door, we were given a card telling us who we were and stating the argument our historical person would give. (The historical people... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The ranger giving the lecture in the Hall was wonderful. What a source of information. You can tell he loves his job and sharing it.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I visited Boston for three days and this has to be one of my favorite spots! Faneuil Hall allows you experience both history and modernity in one visit. Faneuil Hall served as the marketplace in Boston during the colonial times, and continued to serve the same purpose today. Inside Faneuil Hall itself are shops on the first level and the... More

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was a meeting hall for the Sons or Liberty and there is museum that outlines the history that took place in this building. Rangers lead tours every half hour. The marketplace that surrounds is seperate from this review.

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San Francisco, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A connection with history; park rangers helpful and the brochure can be read surrounded by past. I didn't notice an elevator; but, suspect one has been put in....

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Norfolk, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Definitely worth stopping by if you are in the area - we were in Boston for a quick 2-day leisure trip and came here both days. Lots to see and do right in the marketplace and nearby. Lots of dining options, shopping options, places for ice cream/coffee/souvenirs/etc. Beautiful at night, too! There are also a lot of outdoor entertainers during... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I took my boyfriend for a weekend in Boston, this was his first visit. I couldn't pry him away from the eateries in Quincy Market. He was amazed at all the different flavors jammed into one space.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Many who come here to Boston visit the Faneuil Hall area. I say area because, unfortunately, many are not aware of the "Hall" part and only hang around the many retail store and restaurants. Now, there is nothing wrong with patronizing the merchants in the area, after all, they provide a great service to the millions, yes millions, who visit... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Faneuil Hall area is really touristy, back with big groups and lots of people. There are some unique shops but lots of chains like the Gap and Starbuck's. Faneuil Hall itself is interesting from a historical perspective but unless you are into shopping, it's not a big time consumption destination

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