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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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History is here; Shopping too

One friend in our group was in pursuit of souvenirs for grandchildren. This was a good place for her needs. Others were more interested in learning more about the history here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One friend in our group was in pursuit of souvenirs for grandchildren. This was a good place for her needs. Others were more interested in learning more about the history here. There were places to stop for information, but we found most of what we wanted to identify on our smart phones using Google! Just in time learning! Recommend because... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and historic building featuring a restored town hall that has been turned into a tourist trap. Faneuil Hall is a definite must stop for anyone who wants to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat, but I’d suggest that you eat elsewhere unless you really like “mall” food.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love walking through Faneuil Hall during the summer evenings. Lots of shopping, tons of restaurants and eataries, desserts, drinks and plenty of entertainment - from street vendors to comedy shows and music! There's something for everyone - it's a great place to visit!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most touristy place in Boston. Old buildings kept going by using them to house several really good low cost restaurants and tourist shops. Christmas and New Year sees the place transformed. Large trees not noticed at any other time are lit up Christmas trees are decorated and lit up. Then a fantastic lighting display is added to music... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly suggested destination for visit to downtown. I arrived on free shuttle from Logan airport to south station after easy 15 minute walk. Street entertainment included magician/escape performer, percussion on non-traditional instruments artist, pedestrian with a pig. Historical and fun statues. Took the blue line nearby back to Logan airport.

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Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great orators, like Samuel Adams, met at Faneuil Hall to encourage independence from Great Britain, and still, today, it is the place where new citizens of the United States give their oaths to support the United States Constitution. If you are lucky, you might meet up with Benjamin Franklin, who will recall the events of the day for you. Faneuil... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful historic place that has many shops inside. It is a must see if you are coming to Boston. We attended the Tuba Fest here and really enjoyed listening to the Christmas carols.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main level of Faneuil Hall is full of touristy stores to get some souvenir shopping done. I'm not much of a souvenir shopper, so I was happy with the beautiful architecture and history of the building. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids like this place. The stores shops and atmosphere is fun and very nice. Street performers are entertaining for the dads waiting for there family to finish shopping. Union Oyster is near by if you want to belly up and grab a Sam Adams and a dozen oysters. The best in Boston.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Faneuil is a beautiful Historical Buidling, well maintained and preserved. It is a nice place to visit lol and see where kAmerican history was made There is a National Park Office available to answer any questions or talk about the history of the monument

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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.
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