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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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Lovely Thanksgiving atmosphere.

Lovely collection of historic buildings housing food outlets and shops. It was the centre of attraction on Thanksgiving and lent itself well to the giant tree and live music. It... read more

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Strathpeffer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely collection of historic buildings housing food outlets and shops. It was the centre of attraction on Thanksgiving and lent itself well to the giant tree and live music. It is a central meeting place par excellence. Took us a few days to work out how it was pronounced. From the guidebooks I was tempted to pronounce it the French... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Faneull Hall at night is stunning. Lot of lights and friendly activity. Plant of great food offerings and gift ideas for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of neat shops in a beautiful historic site. You can pick up tourist-y gifts or go clothes shopping. There is also a lot of food to choose from!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to go for food and people watching. Sometimes on nice days there are street drummers etc. Always a fun time here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boston is synonymous with Philadelphia when talking about the beginning of these United States. Where else to start then at Faneuil Hall, a building that was utilized by the earliest Patriots (aka 'rebels') for covert meetings as they both questioned and supported directions towards independence from England. The building is a great jumping off point with the National Park Service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of watching my son sworn into the MA bar in this historic buidling. As a side benefit, there are many good eating spots as well as vendors who sell a variety of products. My children always enjoyed our visits throughout their years at home.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see here. Restaurants, shopping, people watching, street performers - you name it you'll see it here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is so much a part of Boston History. The whole area is wonderful. Whenever we have company we send them to see Faneuil Hall. It's the very best and central to so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lets see if I got this right: Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are usually referred to as one location. Walk through Quincy Market and choose from one of the MANY booths on left and right...booths serving all kinds of foods. It is a challenge to go through without getting something. This gets crowded, but that is part of the ...... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting piece of history... doesn't take long to do. Wasn't that impressed with the shopping choices but haven't been to the market place yet. Cool building.

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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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