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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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Ranked #76 of 413 things to do in Boston
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Cancun, Mexico
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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very touristy, I guess some like that. we just found it to be cheap and crowded, did n't seem to fit with the beauty of the city

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Armagh
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Not really sure what my overall impression was, a mix of museum with working market and food hall. I was there for the historical perspective but as an official ceremony was going on upstairs I didn't get past the quite commercial downstairs. Great range of things to eat.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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 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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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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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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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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