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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as...
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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Lunch Visit

Stopped in for a bit of a visit while in town for the weekend. Certainly is a tourist trap but oh well it's still fun. We had lunch inside at a bbq place. Overpriced but was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a bit of a visit while in town for the weekend. Certainly is a tourist trap but oh well it's still fun. We had lunch inside at a bbq place. Overpriced but was very good. Excellent variety for different tastes.

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BOYNTON BEACH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Located adjacent to Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall has an interesting collection of military history and memorabilia on display on the 3rd floor. Also they show a short film i the lower level. It is worth seeing if you are walking around this area sight seeing. Admission is free. It is on the Freedom Trail if you are following that through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From the small shops to the street performers this is a fun afternoon. The eateries are one after another and offer both inside and outside seating. You can shop, eat or just walk around and enjoy people watching. There are parking option close by and the sooner you dump the car the sooner you will be able to enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Faneuil Hall is one of my favorite places to visit in Boston. There are great shops and restaurants nearby and it's a nice area. It gets very crowded on the weekends so if crowds aren't your thing, head over during the week.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Upstairs is a very impressive room. I asked the Ranger about the building and he was very informative in speaking about the history. Also had the story on the huge painting behind the podium.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was here that Sam Adams organised the rebellion against the British and the Declaration of Independence was signed. Impressively rebuilt

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I'm a history enthusiast so I adored Boston, particularly Faneuil Hall. Been there twice and had the chance to listen to a lecture by one of the guards there. Great stuff. The hall used to be much smaller back at the time of the War of Independence and obviously there were no monuments, busts or paintings in it as it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This building can be a bit confusing to a casual visitor to Boston. The skinny on it is that it is a "cradle of liberty," but a lot of people wander into the ground level floor and see little commercial stalls much like the adjacent Quincy Market. If shopping is your only thing, perhaps that is enough. But if you... More 

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Surf City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I arrived just in time to hear a talk from the NPS Ranger. He did an excellent job detailing the history of Faneuil Hall. He took questions and remained after to answer any more questions. It was very interesting. The Hall itself is very cool. Must see for history buffs.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Faneuil Hall is fantastic - probably the No.1 spot in Boston to be a tourist! We walked upstairs to the second level and sat in the Great Hall, someone is there to tell you all about the fabulous history of this building and its uses. Then comes the third floor - it's jam packed with ancient artifacts and military gear,... More 

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