Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • State • 2 min walk
  • Government Center • 4 min walk
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  • theuncle2018
    Scottsdale, Arizona222 contributions
    Crowded
    We went through the very crowded food hall at lunchtime. It was totally mobbed with people. They only have orders to go and then you have to get lucky to find a place to sit... or stand and eat your food at a long double sided counter with all of the other miserable visitors. They do have a huge selection of pretty good food options. However, the crowd, high price and noise level was a bit much. To add a little more aggravation, they had a street performer with electric instruments playing music in the rotunda which reverberated everywhere. This place is a sensory overload. I ate a $20 piece of fish which in a normal restaurant would be $8.00 Its probably worth going just to walk through even if you don't want to eat because it unique. They broke the mold after making this place for a reason!
    Written August 5, 2022
  • Traveller
    New York City, New York2,959 contributions
    Very nice and crowded as usual
    I visited Faneuil Hall in November 2021 as part of doing the Freedom Trail. I have been to both Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market many times before. Since I was doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish I just made a quick visit to Faneuil Hall which has some souvenir shops and a visitors center. At the top of the building is a weather vane with a golden grasshopper. Across from Faneuil Hall is Quincy Market which is all about food and different food stalls. In the interest of time, I skipped that since I have been there many times before and continued on with the Freedom Trail and the North End. If you have never been to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market before then I recommend spending at least 2 hours there including getting something to eat.
    Written December 1, 2021
  • TarHeel
    Durham, North Carolina1,054 contributions
    Historic attraction with some shopping
    We spent more time here than expected. A must for history buffs, especially if you know about some of the famous speakers who have spoken here. Read all the plaques, soak it in, and make a donation (it's free, otherwise). We even ended up walking up all the way to the top where there is a large area dedicated to the history of a local national guard unit. The bottom has shops, etc., but we didn't spent as much time there since it seemed like pretty much the same Boston memorabilia you see at shops all around town. There were some performer and dancers outside as well, and we watched them for a little while.
    Written July 24, 2022
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS2,949 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
On a hot, crowded Sunday afternoon we were enjoying the Historic Boston Freedom Trail. Historically Faneuil Hall was a large market building that served as a meeting place for Patriots on the eve of the American Revolution. Meetings were held to discuss the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the tea crisis, and other grievances with Britain were all held at Faneuil Hall between 1764 and 1775.

Today Faneuil Hall Marketplace is air-conditioned & filled with shops, restaurants, pubs, and pushcarts. Great stop while visiting Boston!
Written June 30, 2022
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Dragonz Fyre
Brandenburg, KY49 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Faneuil Hall & Market is worth a visit. You really get a sense of the timelessness of the place and it’s history when you walk the hall. On the upper floors you’ll find a Gallery & Museum, both worth a visit. Quincy Market is right next door to satisfy your foodie cravings as well. I also recommend the fresh squeezed lemonade vendor set up right in front of the hall…I like tart over sweet it was ideal. You can go sweeter if you fancy that.
Written September 1, 2022
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN13,154 contributions
Jul 2021
The last time I was a Faneuil was about 30 years ago. This time in July, 2021 we were a group of 10 walking the Freedom Trail. This is a great old building, but what is now inside seems quite different. No much for food delicacies and more corporate wares booths. There were some street performers beginning to put on a show outside and everyone (in our group) except my wife and I moved to sit in a circle around the performers. I would have much rather explored the upstairs at Faneuil and in nearby Quincy Market, but with the crowds gathered around the entrances we simply just people watched outside instead.
Written August 23, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Apr 2022
The Faneuil Hall is a beautiful historic edifice in downtown Boston with amazing architecture.
However, what made our visit unforgettable was an outstanding street show in front of it, by the Samuel Adams statue. It lasts around half an hour, and is by far the best street show I've ever seen. Great humor and performing.
Written May 31, 2022
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY1,798 contributions
Oct 2022
While this is part of the Freedom trail except for the statue of Sam Adams out front it is mainly shops and food stands. The first building does have a National Park Service Kiosk with some maps and pamphlets and mainly stores. The second building is mainly restaurants.
Written December 10, 2022
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,460 contributions
Jul 2021
of all the places you must visit in Boston it is where Liberty started in this country.
This is the place.... you must go here to see the room where they started the revalution with the King of England and his troops. Near where the first Colonist was shot dead and the citizens rose up to beat the tea act and threw the tea from an English ship into the sea. This is History. Now for the food... go oh just walk across the small plaza and you enter into a world of food. Now I must admit when in Boston this is my favorite place. I know others will say go to the North End for Italian food or pizza. but really if you are here for a good time this is the place. You can get the same pizza here and Italian and chinese and Korean and hot dogs and you get the idea.
Just about anything from corned beef sandwiches to chocolate chip cookies with lots of seating in this huge building. You may have to wait a few minutes due to the large crowds of people but they move out. Lots of food inside and places along the outside under cover attached to the building. If you miss this, I think you miss the Icon of Boston and a great historic area so bring the kids. Oh,yes,if it is a nice day you will have all kinds of free entertainment outside on the area around the building. Adults and kids have a fantastic time so spend some time here.
Written July 17, 2021
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lcangel1
Pottsville, AR38 contributions
May 2021
If you go in hungry it's hard to decide just what you want to eat. There was such a great assortment of every kind of food you could imagine, from dinner type food to desserts ! The only draw back was that you had to stand up and eat as there weren't any tables. It was a neat place though.
Written May 25, 2021
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Sue Albany
Albany, NY88 contributions
Sep 2022
The park service did a nice job on this museum with artifacts and descriptions of what the hall was in the day. Helpful rangers there. Lots of shopping booths, historical info, books. clean. The shopping marketplace needs more public bathrooms. Some booths were repetitive. High prices.
Written September 14, 2022
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Cassie Chichester
Richmond, VA1,838 contributions
Dec 2022
My husband and I visited Boston for a short holiday getaway, and all of the "Boston musts" lists included Fanueil Hall Marketplace (also referred to as Quincy Market). It's a nice way to get acquainted to the city.

We stopped here for a quick bite. I highly recommend Boston and Maine Lobster Company. He ordered the cold lobster roll, and I hate the warm butter lobster roll. Plus the Clam Chowder. If you don't mind dropping $80 on lunch for two, it's a nice little splurge.

Inside the marketplace, in addition to fast food, you'll find small/local artisan shops. Some are smelling souvenirs and Boston sports paraphernalia. Highly recommend!
Written December 22, 2022
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Richard A
Jakarta, Indonesia2,025 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located in the central of Boston. Here we can visit the city building, markets with a lot of nice food selections and nice shops around the location. The city hall building is still in good condition and has nice history, while the marketplace has some quite famous stalls and dishes such as Boston lobster rolls and many others. Worth a visit while in Boston.
Written February 1, 2022
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