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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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It is really cool to see a working printing press and to be able to get copies of Historical... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2019
Redwood City, California

Gary is a hidden gem in Boston. We have been before but never had the opportunity to interact with... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2019
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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, We are open daily and located along the Freedom Trail at Faneuil Hall. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
0 Faneuil Hall Square, Stall #5, Boston, MA 02109-1632
+1 857-205-1775
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

It is really cool to see a working printing press and to be able to get copies of Historical documents that would have been printed this way!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Gary is a hidden gem in Boston. We have been before but never had the opportunity to interact with him before. My teenager got to see a working printing press up close and consider what really went into the process. I wish I could bring...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TeamBateman
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We made a short 10-15 minute stop to watch the printing press being used. The employees were very friendly and you can purchase the copies of the Declaration of Independence they print with the press.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OriginalUnclebeezy
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This is on main floor of Faneuil Hall. As I was shopping for some souveniers I was drawn in despite myself. It is a open side of the hall and has guide? performer? that walks through the history of the printing shop and its importance...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed July 24, 2019

We heard about and saw working printing press. The historical interpreter was excellent, great sense of humor and lots of knowledge to share.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PeaceSalaamShalom
Reviewed July 20, 2019

We stumbled upon the printing office while visiting Faneuil Hall. It was neat to see them print the sheets and share about having to set each letter. Quite a tedious task back in the day! It takes less than 15 minutes to visit here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kimbmichigan
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

First of all we visited the printing office 4 years ago and our family loved it and looked forward to going back. The location had moved and it now resides in Faneuil Hall. It is not as quaint as it was in the old location...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank AndrewF228
Reviewed May 24, 2019

We stopped by Faneuil Hall after our walking tour of the Freedom Trail. We got there just in time to watch/listen to a demonstration of how the Declaration of Independence (or any other document) was printed in the 1700's. The man giving the demonstration was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CoffeeMates
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Interesting to watch, informative. Fun to see and hear about the old ways of printing. It was a good break on our walk on the Freedom Trail.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank travelingirlnow
Reviewed May 13, 2019

Have all your questions about printing and old presses answered in this neat old shop located in Quincy Market. So interesting to see the type set and how it creates the printed page.

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from garygA1134PV | Property representative |
We are moving to Faneuil Hall and should be open on JULY 1st, 2018
October 15, 2015|
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Response from twocardinals | Reviewed this property |
Contact the employee who works at this Printing Office, who is himself a printer by training and well-educated in the history of printing machines. He is an afficionado and would be a good resource.