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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Historic Site and Plaza · Downtown Boston
1 S Market St (at Congress St & North St), Boston, MA 02109, United States
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Closed until 10:00 AM Saturday (Show more)
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    Stephanie O.
    "festivals year round and street performers every day!"(13 Tips)
    Sami A.
    "Variety of food in Quincy Market is great!"(6 Tips)
    Urban A.
    "Boston Chowda is the best place for a bread bowl of chowder."(6 Tips)
    Anna C.
    "My favorite: Clam Chowder Bowl."(9 Tips)
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  • HISTORY
    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.
    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • Travel + Leisure
    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
    Travel + Leisure · November 14, 2014
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  • Timothy T.
    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.
    Timothy Tanner · February 3, 2013
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  • Ashly S.
    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.
    Ashly Sanford · August 29, 2013
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  • Guy
    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
    Guy · March 17, 2011
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  • Shermans Travel
    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
    Shermans Travel · August 9, 2012
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  • Rebecca S.
    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
    Rebecca Stoddard · October 14, 2010
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  • Esther E.
    "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.
    Esther Earnest · January 21, 2012
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  • Jeffrey G.
    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!
    Jeffrey Giles · September 25, 2014
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  • Social News Network
    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!
    Social News Network · December 4, 2013
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  • TruthorDare.us
    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.
    TruthorDare.us · May 14, 2011
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  • Michele B.
    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.
    Michele Bowser · July 4, 2013
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  • Harumi U.
    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.
    Harumi U · August 19, 2014
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  • Cory O.
    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.
    Cory O'Brien · September 10, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours
    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
    IWalked Audio Tours · September 5, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours
    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
    IWalked Audio Tours · September 5, 2011
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  • Michelin Lifestyle
    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!
    Michelin Lifestyle · February 24, 2011
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  • Divya M.
    So many options to eat! Loved the blue point oysters at the oyster bar. Didn't like Philly steak though.
    Divya Mulanjur · November 1, 2014
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  • Ashley O.
    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.
    Ashley O · January 22, 2012
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  • HISTORY
    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.
    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • Curbed
    A great place to get free wi-fi in Downtown Boston, but beware of the slower bandwith and the tourists! Read more
    Curbed · March 20, 2014
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  • Felipe G.
    There is a place for oysters, lobster rolls, and clam chowder served in a bread bowl. Catering to tourists, but surprisingly decent quality.
    Felipe G · July 2, 2015
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  • Julia D.
    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!
    Julia DeJoseph · April 2, 2011
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  • 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.
    Northeastern University · August 29, 2011
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  • Dan G.
    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.
    Dan Greenleaf · July 11, 2010
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  • WicklessGoodFondue
    We love Faneuil Hall Marketplace for the food and shopping experience but the street performers are Top Notch and favorite!!
    WicklessGoodFondue · June 24, 2012
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  • Emma
    Great shopping. Don't forget to stop for lunch at Quincy Market. There's so much to choose from!
    Emma · October 22, 2012
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  • Nicole C.
    Hong Kong is one of the best bars around! Great service. Downstairs is laidback and upstairs is great dancing music!
    Nicole Cronin · February 25, 2012
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  • Enrico S.
    Very touristic spot in downtown Boston, but certainly it is worth a visit. Many souvenir shops and lunch options
    Enrico S · June 14, 2015
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  • Richelle M.
    There's a 24 hour Tedesci's convenience store down a block from Kingfish Hall/The Gap. Get your normally priced snacks there.
    Richelle Murray · July 1, 2011
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  • Alexander K.
    Must visit spot in Boston. Plenty of places to go to and get good food. Find your best chowder.
    Alexander Kuzmin · April 9
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  • Sofia U.
    Very touristy, just walk around, don't eat at Faneuil Hall, better go to one of the pubs nearby or even Hannover street
    Sofia Uz · January 8, 2015
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  • Arnie T.
    This place is a must-see for anyone visiting Boston. I loved the food selections and the gift shops.
    Arnie Taylor · July 12, 2015
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  • Sameepa S.
    Must visit for late evening/night weekend music performances. Perfect Bostonian summer.
    Sameepa Shetty · July 5, 2015
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  • Jennifer K.
    Remarkable..and worth a visit. highly recommend leaving your heels at home though. Mine are ruined.
    Jennifer K · October 5, 2012
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  • Manjot S.
    Amazing food! Definitely add this to your to see/to eat at place if you're front out of town.
    Manjot S · June 12, 2012
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  • Helena N.
    Interesting visit for tourists like myself, but very, very crowded. Too crowded with teenagers and screaming children.
    Helena Nacinovic · May 17, 2012
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  • Andrew C.
    Full of amazing historical significance, but it's a complete tourist trap. Beware high prices and generic Boston items.
    Andrew Cassidy · September 4, 2013
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  • Kristina A.
    I like the teriyaki chicken towards the end with white rice butcall the food is great
    Kristina Attardo · November 11, 2013
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  • Dew Tour
    Local Dew Tour Athlete Anthony Shetler says "Faneuil Hall hands down best place to eat.. you won't be disappointed."
    Dew Tour · June 22, 2010
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  • JulieAnn C.
    Plan on spending a lot of time here to truly take it all in! Lots of shops and great food!
    JulieAnn Corbin · May 9, 2013
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  • Emma C.
    Try the Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl - Chewy bread, delicious, heavenly-smelling chowder
    Emma Chowns · June 1, 2012
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  • Daniel T.
    Funded in part by profits from slave trading, Faneuil Hall is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty". Read more
    Daniel Tewfik · September 25, 2014
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  • ArtJonak
    As a fanatical foodie... and a mid-level history lover... this Marketplace flat out ROCKS!
    ArtJonak · March 26, 2012
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  • Jaime H.
    At the end of Quincy market there are always free mac and cheese and chicken teriyaki samples.
    Jaime Hutkin · January 27, 2013
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  • Craig W.
    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.
    Craig Wheeler · June 8, 2013
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  • Tracy S.
    yeah its wicked good cupcake! haha! theres a lot of great stores and restaurants here!!
    Tracy Sharpe · June 28, 2014
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  • Sami A.
    Variety of food in Quincy Market is great! Bring your appetite!!!
    Sami Ahmed · August 11, 2014
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  • Anna C.
    Great food and shops. This place is at it's best during the holidays! My favorite: Clam Chowder Bowl.
    Anna Chow · August 23, 2011
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  • Saving Places
    Before the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall served as a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty led by revolutionary Samuel Adams.
    Saving Places · April 22, 2012
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