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Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Ranked #42 of 140 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Faneuil Hall is worth seeing. Go upstairs to the actual hall because the ground floor is just tacky tourist shops. A ranger or volunteer was giving a talk on the history while we were in the hall. It was very interesting. The clock in the hall is amazing. There are public restrooms on that floor as well. There are steps... More

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Sacramento, California
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99 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't confuse this with the retail area nearby. This is the actual hall itself. Should have tried to see this earlier in our stay; by the holiday weekend it was difficult to get in and the NPS tour line was just too long. Try to go early in the day so you can get a good look around without the... More

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Bedford, England
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222 attraction reviews
551 helpful votes 551 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We found Faneuil Hall to be an interesting place to visit. The NPS ranger was a great help in providing a couple of British tourists with an excellent overview of the importance and history of this fascinating building. The hall was an integral part of our Freedom Trail walk. It was an oasis of calm after the crowds outside. The... More

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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The information and exhibition inside is small and can be done quickly. The best part is that it has bathrooms.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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110 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Plenty of history in the area but one cannot but help feel that modern commerciality has taken over fully.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I liked that it was self-paced (if you wanted it to be). It looked well-preserved without being overly touristy. It had good information without being overwhelming and history galore. It doesn't take terribly long to see, and there is plenty of stuff around if some people in your group aren't fans of this type of attraction.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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61 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is easy to find the hall. Find the Quincy Market and go to the buidling across. Enter the center doors and take the steps up. There you will find the Faneuil Hall and if you are lucky, a guide. The interior is pretty and you can sit and rest from the heat and crazy activities all around. A very... More

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Florencia, Colombia
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Most of our days in Boston were spent there. The place is so charming and original. Me, my family and boyfriend had such a great time there, with the restaurants in Quincy Market, the street performers and the stores. Everything was so nice there. I think I would like to go back to Boston just for spend my time there.

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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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