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Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Ranked #38 of 136 activities in Boston
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Called in here for a couple of hours and could have spent more time if I am honest. Lots of shops and eating establishment with a hidden bar down some stairs. Worth a visit of you are in the area.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Faneuil Hall is a bit disappointing as it is not very much like its Revolutionary War era appearance (I certainly don't think the Patriots debated the Intolerable Acts under a painting of Daniel Webster calling for Liberty and Union Forever!) but it is nevertheless a very beautiful public space to look around. The ground floor has lots of gift shops... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Located on the Freedom Trail, this is definitely the place to plan to be for a lunch offering every food type!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very cool to see a building that our current President and our early Presidents would have given a speech in. Worth a stop in!

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Faneuil Hall is named after Peter Faneuil, one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants, who proposed the building to serve as a central food market and meeting hall; built in 1742, it continues in these functions today. Located in Faneuil Square near the corner of Congress and North Streets, along the Freedom Trail, it is open daily, except for the major winter... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Enjoyed the history lesson given by the National Park Guide--it is every 1/2 hour on the 1/2hour. The Freedom Trail tours begin in April.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There's so much to see and do here. From all the different types of food to choose from and all the different stores to shop in its a fun day. We came here on a Wednesday in the winter but I'd like to visit in the warmer weather. A fun place I definitely recommend visiting.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We visited Faneuil Hall while walking the Freedom Trail during our three days stay in Boston. The building is impressive and cannot be missed. On the ground floor there is a small market where you can buy souvenirs, but the interesting places are on the second and third floor. Here are the famous meeting rooms, where now US National Park... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A vibrant city centre filled with historical attractions, performing artistes on most holidays, interesting shops and a wide choice of eateries. A must-see in Boston.

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