We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Faneuil Hall Historic Site

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$40*
and up
Boston Photography Tour: Freedom Trail
More Info
$159*
and up
Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 247 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Nice history and fun for family

A few times a year this place is packed with new Citizens' displaying their newly acquired Citizenship's! It is such a great reminder or the great foundation of this country and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Danuza
,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Similar Things to Do in Boston

Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
316 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A few times a year this place is packed with new Citizens' displaying their newly acquired Citizenship's! It is such a great reminder or the great foundation of this country and the history of New England. It is also a fun place to visit simply for the diverse food and activities in the square and Quincy Market.

Helpful?
Thank Danuza
Basking Ridge
Level Contributor
218 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always come by Faneuil Hall on our Boston visits -- fun place during the day and evenings -- can't resist going to Durgin Park -- been going there for 50+ years!!!

Helpful?
Thank trvel4fun
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful spot to get an overview of Boston's place in history. 2 to 3 hours recommended. Right square in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston.

Helpful?
Thank m2cardwell
Lowell
Level Contributor
79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides all of the history and museums, the Market has great restaurants and food vendors, your can eat your way thru Quincy Market..

Helpful?
Thank Sidecar R
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
117 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special place to visit. Great for souvenir shopping and the variety of the food is overwhelming. Not far from North Station, plenty of high cost parking garages in the area. Weekends are less expensive $10-$12 to park for the day.

Helpful?
1 Thank Guest654321
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Shopping, people watching, street performers, all balled up into one awsome package. Not much more needs to be said here.

Helpful?
Thank MShevlin
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Faneuil hall's first floor is full of gift shops... like ten different gift shops. It seems like overkill. Just above is a beautiful hall full of wonderful portraits of our founding fathers. Many nice photo opps. Above the great Hall is another museum for artillery. It's too much. There is like 300 portraits and uniforms and swords. It was crammed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Edmund P
Needham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
187 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market feel extra special during the holidays, especially after the tree goes up. We went here on a weeknight with the kids shortly after Christmas, which turned out to be a good time to go - the crowds were lighter, but the effect was just as awesome. Definitely a part of a true Boston Christmas.

Helpful?
Thank David_T_Zarraga
RHODE ISLAND
Level Contributor
1,630 reviews
376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

many great men of history met here to sign major bills in the start of the USA. you can visit inside the building where it all took place. a great sqare divided the buildings and on is now filled with great places to eat. you also get to see a lot of fre acts in the open areas.

Helpful?
Thank Barry N
Boylston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
355 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Viewing the hall is a great experience. Many historic people hav delivered speeches in the hall and is a must-see attraction. But make sure you check when it's open before you go. It is free and open to the public.

Helpful?
1 Thank Les F

Travelers who viewed Faneuil Hall Historic Site also viewed

 

Been to Faneuil Hall Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Faneuil Hall Historic Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.