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Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Ranked #52 of 175 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Adventure
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such...
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Type: Historic Sites, Adventure
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as America's first town meeting and John F. Kennedy's last campaign speech.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Boston is such a great city to walk around and they have even built a brick lane to follow to see all the sights - what more can you ask for? I like history and this was quite treat to see. What impressed me most were the two caretakers inside, they were such a wealth of information and really made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's a good meeting spot and there is plenty of food and bar options. The option to learn some history, take a tour, eat & drink is all in one spot. It's also a short distance from the Rose Kennedy Greenway & the North End.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A slice of history that has to be experienced...quaint and charming area. the market place has evolved and offers small shops and places to grab a bite to eat. Make sure you read about the history of Faneuil Hall and it's surrounding area!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lawyers being sworn in upstairs in the great hall, so the hall and museum were closed to visitors on a madly busy day, with tourists swarming in and out of the entire area. “Well, after all,” the staff inside said looking down their noses when we expressed disappointment, “it IS a public place with events happening all the time.”

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Sydney, Australia
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134 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I found it interesting to walk through Faneuil Hall as it has such a prominent place in Boston's history. Disappointing however that the current usage is very pedestrian with run of the mill food outlets and tourist knick knack shops. It's a shame that it is not used as a history museum or something more cultural.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of my favorite places in Boston was definitely Faneuil Hall in the Faneuil Hall Square that leans on the Congress Street. To think only about such appropriate name given here to this broad Avenue like Congress Str. since way back in the past, in 1742, was built this old market building and with its adjacent large square, represented the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A nice little walk, to a 18th century building in the middle of a downtown business area, with a historical marker and docents and guides explaining the history of the site. An easy side trip for a history buff in a historical town.

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Wisconsin
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

How many free attractions can one find in the middle of a large city? This one is a must see. If you're lucky, there will be someone telling about the history of this building.

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Cedar Bluff, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

All week I looked forward to standing in the great hall and trying to picture the Sons of Liberty rousing the crowd against the crowd only to get there and learn it's closed due the Boston Symphony preparing it for a concert...... So disappointed. Any take one of the walking tours the parks service offers, very enlightening.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place had a mini market place inside like Quincy Market next door but what I really enjoyed was the free history lesson and tour. There are park rangers and wonderful volunteers here who take pride in their jobs and give you so much information. There are a few free walking tours of Boston with one of their park rangers.... More 

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