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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
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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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Birthplace of Democratic Discussion!

The Hall cannot be used for personal use, such as weddings, wakes, etc., but only for meeting open to the public for discussion of topics relative to the population. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hall cannot be used for personal use, such as weddings, wakes, etc., but only for meeting open to the public for discussion of topics relative to the population. It was amazing to find out that the chairs were the newest part of the Hall, having been replaced in the early 1800's......

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish I had had more time to spend I this area. My traveling companion and I explored this area over two night and still didn't see everything. Take your time and don't forget to go to Qunicy Market and enjoy some homemade clam chowder, too!

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Jersey Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love to visit Boston. History is all around and it is ours. I am looking forward to another trip to Boston this week.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We felt as though history came alive. We've visited quite a few historic sites, and this one is right up there! Every inch just drew us in, and I even stopped taking pictures and switched to a full 360 degree video that also included the chandelier. The Park Rangers were quite friendly and well informed, and we really enjoyed our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The historic site/great hall is on the 2nd floor of Faneuil Hall. Go out the back door and up the middle staircase for access. It's free and open to the public (unless there's a private event). They do informational programs every 1/2 that incorporate both old and new history. Definitely worth a visit!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Faneuil Hall has served as a market-place and meeting hall since it was built in 1742. In the build up to the American Revolution Faneuil Hall became the focus of revolutionary activity in Boston. This was the home ground of The Sons of Liberty with leaders such as James Otis, Samuel Adams and the hero of Bunker Hill, Dr. Joseph... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history, this is a great place to start. The building itself was the site of meetings leading up to the Revolutionary War, and the second floor meeting room is used to let visitors "participate" in the debates over taxation. The National Park service is available to provide information regarding other historic places in Boston. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Untouched by modern improvements , the hall is much like the Founding fathers aroused Bostonian for the revolution. National parks guides give interesting historical perspective for those in attendance,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the stops that should be made on a trip. The outdoor square has performers and the 1st floor has eateries and souvenir shops that offer quality, variety and fair prices. The 2nd floor has history of the hall and the revolutionary war. There are spokespeople giving lectures every half hour and will answer any questions about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can find every type of food you ever thought of. Take a good look before you choose..... Don't forget the Cheers Bar. Don't forget you can go upstairs as well.

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Staying in Downtown

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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 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.