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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Address: 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604
Phone Number: 617 523-1300
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of novelty...

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of novelty carts, distinctive shops, national chain stores, performers, food stands and restaurants brought new life to a historic meeting place.

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Interesting - but mostly just food places

The only thing about this location was that it was crowded with food places and a handful of souvenir shops. There are shops on all sides of this place and adjacent to Quincy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The only thing about this location was that it was crowded with food places and a handful of souvenir shops. There are shops on all sides of this place and adjacent to Quincy Market. When we came by, there were some street performers out front hustling tourists - so, watch but don't give them any of your money.

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Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on a Saturday and was very alive with many people enjoying a drink on the patio, buskers and people watching.

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Benbrook, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a place to browse in eclectic shops. The Christmas store is massive and should not be missed! People gather around the marketplace to see performers and hear demonstrators present their views. Inside the building are a variety of cuisines to satisfy your hunger after a hard day of shopping and sightseeing.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really cool outdoor, open air mall full of stores, restaurants, and kiosks. There is a huge food court inside one of the buildings that has every kind of food you could ask for. They had several bakeries and ice cream shops as well. The canoli was to die for at Carol Ann's bakery! There are also many... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I say tricky in that the "real" Hall is through the middle doors on the back side. The downstairs section is filled with a bunch of bs vendor crap. The real treat is the second floor. No charge. Better than the "Old Meeting House".

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yorktown, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a visit we make every time we're in Boston. The foods are fresh and cooked while you wait, reasonably priced and delicious. Either eat while walking around or look for a table and as you pass the desserts -pick one up. Great for the whole family. Really busy on weekends but worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here twice during the Freedom Trail. We read up on a few things, but I hate to admit, the restrooms and various shops can be extremely handy. I bet there are great historic information tidbits that can be found here.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun place to go for all sorts of quick foods. We had our taste up for ice cream and ate at Sprinkles. It's not the very best I've ever had (I tried the chocolate chip ice cream), but it sure took good care of my sweet tooth!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area has several ethnic food stalls inside and seafood restaurants outside. There are lots of souvenir stalls. Outdoors there is lots of street entertainment. It can get crowded on the weekends and when cruise ships dock nearby.

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Fortville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure to visit. Lots of shops to visit. Next to Quincy market. Good safe area. Food available for purchase.

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Staying in Downtown

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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.