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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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We enjoyed looking for the grasshopper on the weather vane. The exterior of the building is nicely restored and the interior is filled with marketplace type stalls of good for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's overwhelming how much history there is here in Boston, and it's definitely worth a visit to Faneuil Hall while you're here!

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Sumner, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Were out for a walk from our hotel before dinner Faneuil Hall Historic Site was near by. good shopping and dinning places.

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Important historic site that has now essentially become a mall with a story. Important site during the Revolution and still hopping today. Definitely worth a visit. Exterior has been beautifully restored!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed looking for the grasshopper on the weather vane. The exterior of the building is nicely restored and the interior is filled with marketplace type stalls of good for sale. We walked right through it to continue the Freedom Trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the hall, although it was CRAMMED full of people. The national park service gives tours. They are NOT led by costumed historians, but park service personnel. Our tour guide practically read to us and was pretty boring. It was July 4, though, and I think they had far more people than expected, so perhaps someone who doesn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Quite by coincidence, Mrs. Too and Ben had just read a book entitled "Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick relating events and personalities, in then quite small Boston, leading up to, during, and after the battle of Bunker Hill and the British occupation of the city. We are no strangers to Boston, she having been born in the West End, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is fun to walk around the area and grab some snacks in the market. A lot of touristy stuff and stores with over priced merchandise though. The street performers are generally good and put on some good shows for the tourists. A fun part of the day to hang out. Nothing too much though.

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Faneuil Hall is now just a bunch of fast food joints and tourist shops. Skip the main floor and visit the upstairs where they have exhibits, both historical and artistic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Going just for the shops and food? You will be poorer, but you won't be disappointed. Going for the History? You won't be disappointed here either, with the Hall, the Old Statehouse and the location of the Boston Massacre all within 500 feet of one another. Either way, keep the following in mind: Go early. Better chance for good eating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

"The Cradle of Liberty". This is one of the hotspots of the start of the American Revolution and a great place to shop and eat. Definitely eat here. The summers are pretty full here. Part of the Freedom Trail. Take in all the sites in Boston and the area and include Quincy Market. This is a great place to take... More 

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Additional Information about Faneuil Hall Historic Site

Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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