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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Historic Site and Plaza
Downtown Boston, Boston
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  • Chris M.
    "Great street performers and a ton of options for food and shopping!"(14 Tips)
    Sami A.
    "Variety of food in Quincy Market is great!"(6 Tips)
    Anna C.
    "Great food and shops."(4 Tips)
    Urban A.
    "Boston Chowda is the best place for a bread bowl of chowder."(6 Tips)
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  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 14, 2014
    Today, the downtown marketplace has more than 100 specialty shops and eateries and occupies a pedestrian-only, cobblestoned area that swarms with tourists and street performers. Read more
  • Ashly S.
    Ashly SanfordAugust 29, 2013
    Great place to walk to from Downtown Boston. Fun during the day because there are lots of good places to eat and drink but also performances of all kinds happening on the sidewalks during the summer.
  • Timothy T.
    Timothy TannerFebruary 3, 2013
    During the spring and summer various acts entertain the crowds outside of the Fanuel Hall Marketplace. I have seen bands and jugglers perform. I always buy a greek gyro when I visit the food court.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 9, 2012
    It's busy and crazy and sort of exhausting but it's also a must. Knick-knacks and souvenirs dominate the carts of vendors hawking everything from lobster lollipops to Boston-themed t-shirts. Read more
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Come for a bite to eat or a drink! The annual Christmas tree lighting is happening this Thursday so make sure to come out early and see the tree, which is from Nova Scotia!
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesSeptember 25, 2014
    Really enjoyed the history laid out in this extraordinary old historical landmark. An amazing story of capitalism over government! True genius on the part of Mr Faneuil!
  • Guy
    GuyMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot for food, drinks & shopping -& tons of history! Take a look up at the Grasshopper Weather Vane. Knowledge of it was used as a test to determine if people were spies during the Revolution! Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    Faneuil Hall was built by artist John Smibert in 1742 in the style of an English country market, with an open ground floor and an assembly room. The hall burned down in 1761 but was rebuilt in 1762.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 19, 2014
    Right in the middle of Freedom Trail where you can find just about everything while you are traveling. Also you will find tons of street performers.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 10, 2012
    A fun place to browse through random shops while checking out the day's collection of street performers. Plus, there's a giant noodle that pretends to be art.
  • Patrice M F.
    I love ❤️ the street festival and the people friendliness and shops with unique gift 🎁 ideas. A short walk to Holocaust memorial museum must see!
  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 20, 2014
    A great place to get free wi-fi in Downtown Boston, but beware of the slower bandwith and the tourists! Read more
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StoddardOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I counted 36 food stalls in Quincy Market Bldg...everything from pizza to sushi to Greek pastry! On top of that 13 full-service restaurants and pubs and 75 shops and pushcarts! AMAZING
  • Michele B.
    Michele BowserJuly 4, 2013
    Beautiful Marketplace built on this historical site, but not enough history was maintained. felt like I was at the mall at home, with the exception of the cobblestones.
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley OJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Built in 1742 and given to the town of Boston by Peter Faneuil. The first story used as a market and the upper story as a town meeting hall. Known as the cradle of liberty.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurNovember 1, 2014
    So many options to eat! Loved the blue point oysters at the oyster bar. Didn't like Philly steak though.
  • Emma
    EmmaOctober 22, 2012
    Great shopping. Don't forget to stop for lunch at Quincy Market. There's so much to choose from!
  • WicklessGoodFondue
    WicklessGoodFondueJune 24, 2012
    We love Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the food and shopping experience but the street performers are Top Notch and favorite!!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 5, 2011
    1st public mtg house in US. Built via donations from "The Jolly Bachelor" Peter Faneuil. 1st floor marketplace. 2nd floor former meeting house (free). 3rd floor military museum. More info via our blog Read more
  • Northeastern University
    Aug 30th @ 5:30pm: Spend some time in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, home to great shops and delicious foods! We will leave from the front of Blackman Auditorium.
  • Esther E.
    Esther EarnestJanuary 21, 2012
    "The Cradle of Liberty" is what our nations fathers called Faneuil Hall in 1742, Bostons history with urban sophistacation, curbside dining, performing artist, buggie rides.A historic city for all.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyJuly 5, 2015
    Must visit for late evening/night weekend music performances. Perfect Bostonian summer.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CroninFebruary 25, 2012
    Hong Kong is one of the best bars around! Great service. Downstairs is laidback and upstairs is great dancing music!
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SJune 14, 2015
    Very touristic spot in downtown Boston, but certainly it is worth a visit. Many souvenir shops and lunch options
  • Julia D.
    Julia DeJosephApril 2, 2011
    Clam chowder in a bread bowl with a Sam Adams at the Oyster Bar! Seats always available and you're missing out if you go anywhere else!
  • TruthorDare.us
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to see all the street performers the Faneuil Hall Marketplace has to offer followed by shopping at the many stores they have and dine at one of their many restaurants.
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KuzminApril 9, 2016
    Must visit spot in Boston. Plenty of places to go to and get good food. Find your best chowder.
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GJuly 2, 2015
    There is a place for oysters, lobster rolls, and clam chowder served in a bread bowl. Catering to tourists, but surprisingly decent quality.
  • Arnie T.
    Arnie TaylorJuly 12, 2015
    This place is a must-see for anyone visiting Boston. I loved the food selections and the gift shops.
  • Popi A.
    Popi AndonaraDecember 21, 2016
    A place you must see !! Great place for shopping and walking!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 5, 2011
    Grasshopper weather vane atop Faneuil Hall constructed 1742. During American Revolution people suspected as British spies were asked what was atop Faneuil Hall. More grasshopper tales via our blog Read more
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KOctober 5, 2012
    Remarkable..and worth a visit. highly recommend leaving your heels at home though. Mine are ruined.
  • Michelin Lifestyle
    Michelin LifestyleFebruary 24, 2011
    If you see a crowd, gather 'round! Countless variety and musical acts happen daily at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Start tapping your foot in those Michelin shoes!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SharpeJune 28, 2014
    yeah its wicked good cupcake! haha! theres a lot of great stores and restaurants here!!
  • JulieAnn C.
    JulieAnn CorbinMay 9, 2013
    Plan on spending a lot of time here to truly take it all in! Lots of shops and great food!
  • Kristina A.
    Kristina AttardoNovember 11, 2013
    I like the teriyaki chicken towards the end with white rice butcall the food is great
  • Manjot S.
    Manjot SJune 12, 2012
    Amazing food! Definitely add this to your to see/to eat at place if you're front out of town.
  • Rafael R.
    Rafael RappDecember 25, 2016
    Great and cozy market. A lot of options. Main Christmas tree of Boston
  • Emma C.
    Emma ChownsJune 1, 2012
    Try the Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl - Chewy bread, delicious, heavenly-smelling chowder
  • Jaime H.
    Jaime HutkinJanuary 27, 2013
    At the end of Quincy market there are always free mac and cheese and chicken teriyaki samples.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChowAugust 23, 2011
    Great food and shops. This place is at it's best during the holidays! My favorite: Clam Chowder Bowl.
  • Sami A.
    Sami AhmedAugust 11, 2014
    Variety of food in Quincy Market is great! Bring your appetite!!!
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresAugust 12, 2011
    This is where I met some of the most amazing fans in Boston! All 8,000 of 'em! I even met the Mayah!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 25, 2014
    Funded in part by profits from slave trading, Faneuil Hall is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty". Read more
  • Matt P.
    Matt PetersonFebruary 18
    Amazing. Get the food. Any of it. Even the cookies are perfect
  • HUDSON P.
    HUDSON PSYCHICJanuary 7, 2012
    its very nice place sea food is great lots of people very fun street performers
  • Vincent D.
    Vincent De WitSeptember 1, 2015
    Lots of shops and authentic place, great for photography!
  • ArtJonak
    ArtJonakMarch 26, 2012
    As a fanatical foodie... and a mid-level history lover... this Marketplace flat out ROCKS!
  • Christine R.
    Christine RizzutiDecember 3, 2014
    Everything is gd the people the food you get a taste of heaven
  • Işın Ü.
    Işın ÜnlüAugust 30, 2015
    One of the best place tha you should visit before you leave Boston.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GreenleafJuly 11, 2010
    Be sure to go upstairs to see the old meeting hall. Take a moment to think about all the famous forefathers who debated in that hall.
  • Mykolas P.
    Mykolas PetrauskasMarch 20, 2016
    Very nice historical sites, bustling with modern lifestyle!
  • Richelle M.
    Richelle MurrayJuly 1, 2011
    There's a 24 hour Tedesci's convenience store down a block from Kingfish Hall/The Gap. Get your normally priced snacks there.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Head to Durgin Park for a classic Boston experience and a great meal to boot.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BarkerMarch 27, 2013
    Lots of food options and great people watching. Get a seat outside.
  • Frederick Bernard S.
    Frederick Bernard StewartNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Great Rotunda will always be among my Boston Places
  • Stephanie O.
    Stephanie OrmeNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Always something happening here: festivals year round and street performers every day!
  • Marilyn B.
    Marilyn BlandFebruary 18, 2014
    Nice shopping outlets and eatery. The atmosphere is pleasant.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 7, 2013
    Faneuil Hall marks the founding of America's Town Meetings. Stop in and let your voice be heard!
  • Phabi
    PhabiNovember 18, 2012
    Very historic and there's an awesome statue of Samuel Adams in the front!
  • K
    KDecember 23, 2014
    Such a great please to visit. You can feel the holidays spirit.
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas H.October 29, 2014
    Very, very touristy. Maybe worth seeing? Free samples and street performers.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 26, 2015
    Place to have a walk and get some healthy and fresh bites
  • Chris M.
    Chris McGillicuddyAugust 19, 2016
    Great street performers and a ton of options for food and shopping!
    Upvoted Mar 17
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    On Nov. 7, 1979, Faneuil Hall was the site of Sen. Edward Kennedy's speech declaring his candidacy for president. On Nov. 3, 2004, Faneuil Hall was the site of Senator John Kerry's concession speech.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jason
    JasonJune 19, 2015
    Touristy but a must visit. No need to eat the food though
  • alwysfashionablylate
    alwysfashionablylateApril 28, 2012
    Check out the bars in this area- super cheap and good entertainment
  • Dew Tour
    Dew TourJune 22, 2010
    Local Dew Tour Athlete Anthony Shetler says "Faneuil Hall hands down best place to eat.. you won't be disappointed."
  • O'Neill a.
    Awesome place to spend the afternoon. They have everything!
  • Ellie E.
    Ellie EvertsJuly 2, 2015
    The food, shopping, and street performance was all AMAZING 😍
  • UrbanAmp
    UrbanAmpAugust 16, 2011
    Unique Boston charm and atmosphere that you can’t find anywhere else in the city.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzJanuary 8, 2015
    Very touristy, just walk around, don't eat at Faneuil Hall, better go to one of the pubs nearby or even Hannover street
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    Before the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall served as a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty led by revolutionary Samuel Adams.
  • Craig W.
    Craig WheelerJune 8, 2013
    If you see an idiot dressed as a John Adams statue standing in the front of the market don't touch him or his girlfriend will try to beat you up.
  • Jared S.
    Jared SloweJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside!
  • Chrissy T.
    It wasn't what I expected. Very commercial, I was hoping for local artisans. Very crowded on a Saturday afternoon.
  • Zoe L.
    Zoe LouisJuly 26, 2015
    Check out the street performers
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraJuly 4, 2013
    This place should definitely be in your to do list in Boston :-)
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley OJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Owned by the city of Boston today and staffed by Boston National Historical Park rangers.
  • Samuel N.
    Samuel NabakowskiFebruary 19, 2012
    Park ranger gives a speech every half hour. It's not too long and pretty informative!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJune 5, 2015
    Lovely shops and restaurants all around :)
  • Urban A.
    Urban AdventuresJuly 8, 2012
    Boston Chowda is the best place for a bread bowl of chowder.
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your friends who aren't from the area, then leave quickly
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicMay 17, 2012
    Interesting visit for tourists like myself, but very, very crowded. Too crowded with teenagers and screaming children.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Always some very interesting street entertainers.
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MolleMay 24, 2015
    I love this classic Boston market place it is wonderful.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 9, 2013
    Super fun market to explore and buy things.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferSeptember 16, 2015
    Street performers, vendors, food stalls, night lights.
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanAugust 2, 2015
    Love the bread bowl new england clam chowda!
  • Izabella B.
    Izabella BroseghiniSeptember 21, 2014
    Many shops and very good food 👍
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The guys doing the show will take ages to do anything cool
  • Abrar A.
    Abrar AlsuwainaMarch 13, 2016
    Very good for buying souvenirs!
  • Harry
    HarryJuly 12, 2012
    Great foods and things to do and see
  • Jacky S.
    Jacky SzetoAugust 21, 2014
    Lots to choose from. Bring lots of $$$$
  • James C.
    James CNovember 22, 2014
    Great place to see while in Boston.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BruckrunnerOctober 10, 2013
    Faneuil had the dream that Charles Dickens wrote about, but re named him Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Matt P.
    Matt PetersonFebruary 20
    Regina pizza! Crowded seating but expect this because it's very VERY popular
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CassidySeptember 4, 2013
    Full of amazing historical significance, but it's a complete tourist trap. Beware high prices and generic Boston items.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 21, 2016
    A central location for food and shopping
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen MarieJanuary 17, 2012
    Best place to go to get some good food and drink!
  • Serguei O.
    Serguei OrozcoApril 15, 2015
    Uno de los lugares más hermosos en Boston. Tómate tu tiempo para recorrerlo.
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CoronaMarch 11, 2016
    Comida rápida y souvenirs, todo en un solo lugar. Mucho bullicio, pero tienes que conocerlo
  • Juan Z.
    Juan ZertucheJanuary 14
    Clam chowder, lo mejor que puedes comer ahí no te cansas, deliciosa y a buen precio.
  • Jerome P.
    Jerome PoleniFebruary 22, 2014
    Pour déjeuner dans un endroit typique
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