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Once Boston's city hall, this beautiful building is now home to one of the city's finest restaurants.
45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are walking the Freedom Trail, you will step on the plaque that marks the original location of The Boston Latin School. Just next to that, you will see this building. Cool part of history!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This historical city hall while no longer in use is the site of the city hall for many years, and is where the first public school was located. It is also across the street from Parker House where many politicians stayed, the Boston Cream Pie...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

An iconic building to be found in the heart of the city of Boston and as luck would have it wholly accessible via the Freedom trail. This is an edifice that ouzes history out of every pore of it's build. Classically and so impressively styled...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed July 26, 2018

A statue of Benjamin Franklin stands in front of this stately building which you will come across if you walk the Freedom Trail. Now a restaurant, it is a popular place for photographers,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Betula103
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

An easy stop off the Freedom Trail, don’t miss the photo op with the Democrat Donkey outside, along with the statue of Benjamin Franklin. Politics aside, it’s a fun little piece of America’s long history of passionate partisanship.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank garyaber1966
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We did not go inside but since it’s part of the freedom trail we stopped and took some pictures outside. There is now a restaurant here which we did not try, perhaps next time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BelaN74
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Old City Hall is another stop on the Freedom trail. This now houses a restaurant, though it is beautiful from the outside as well. Good for quick photo ops. There are many other Freedom Trail monuments nearby this building.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank U7843IRaruns
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Did not go in, just stopped by to take pictures. Outside of building was beautiful. They just don’t build things like this anymore. I think there is a steak restaurant inside now. Sounds like it would be cool to eat there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pollyppotts
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We are from the UK and not taught much about what happened here in the 1700. The house is unique with a spiral staircase that goes up one and down one for the restrooms however the rooms show a crest of when the British governed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank garyparker231
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We were riding the trolley and saw the historic building and statues! Pretty neat! Didn’t go inside though

Date of experience: August 2017
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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
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