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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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Apparently, every 30 minutes, a park ranger gives a talk in Faneuil Hall. The guy we heard was fantastic: he kept the lecture lively and informative and involved the audience by... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Apparently, every 30 minutes, a park ranger gives a talk in Faneuil Hall. The guy we heard was fantastic: he kept the lecture lively and informative and involved the audience by asking basic questions. We found the talk a good foundation for understanding some of the things we saw while walking the Freedom Trail. A plus: There are clean, free... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unless you really feel the need you can walk through but what was once a very historic building is not much more than food and touristy shops. Otherwise there's not anything to see or do.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Boston, the area around Faneuil Hall is a must to visit for several reasons. I'd say that for me it is the #1 attraction in Boston

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love it and when ur in Boston u have to pass through. Follow the smell of the soft delicious warm chocolate chip cookies. Just past those u'll find Dick's Last Resort. Everyone should experience that at least once. Since I'm the mom of three hockey playing boys I've been there more than three times but it's always fun and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to check out Faneuil Hall due to the great reviews online. Was able to do some shopping and explore history at the same time. There was entertainment and it was very crowded. We ate at Regina's pizza and the pizza was so good and this is coming from a New Yorker. We saw Cheers and I told the kids... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not how I remember it 20 years ago. Now full of low end retail and food outlets. Looks altogether grubby and in need of some tlc. Shame really.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always crowded with tourists, buskers. Right in the thick of everything - near Boston Massacre site and old state house where Declaration of Independence was first read to the public. Beautiful brick building with lots of shops and eateries nearby.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rest of Faneuil Hall is commercialized and shopping. The actual Hall is very neat and we enjoyed the stories that the guides provided about Dr. Warren.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess you need a tour guide to enjoy this place, without one it is really just another house and square full of and surrounded touristy-type kiosks. I know enough history to feel the ambience, but... I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here just to see this place; if you happen to be in the area, by all means go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sign up for the free tour. Our guide was excellent. Before you go , you can look at the exhibits and the small shops in the hall while you wait.

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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.