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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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4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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332 reviews 332 reviews
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We got a short tour from a National Park Ranger at Faneuil Hall who gave us a perspective of the events in Boston that led to the American Revolution. We got a picture of life in Boston and the conditions that Bostonians lived in and how they dealt with the conditions in the early 1700s under the King's rule from... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The cradle of liberty! This location is a must for anyone visiting Boston. The park rangers also give a great talk every half hour or so on the history. And it's free.

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Richmond, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Cleaner bathrooms than Quincy Marketplace, so that was our first stop. There were park rangers inside and history map, but we didn't chat with them. The shops were easy to get into and out of, not very crowded. Great first stop when getting to the area, and to pick up any Boston memorabilia.

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Cancun, Mexico
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I ended following a brick lane and it took me here. Very nice place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. There were some places to eat and shop near by. It is not a must, but while you are in Boston, you can peak at great buidlings around it.

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Newark, DE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We wanted to buy some food, but people were everywhere. All tables, steps, floor space taken up by people everywhere. It was crazy bad. I like to enjoy food, but here everyone was woofing it down because you had to stand and eat if you didn't have the luck to get a seat. I have been here twice and both... More 

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