Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Details
1 S Market St (at Congress St & North St)
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-1300
Historic Site, Plaza
Hours
Sat: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

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  • 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.
  • This is where I met some of the most amazing fans in Boston! All 8,000 of 'em! I even met the Mayah!
  • Faneuil Hall marks the founding of America's Town Meetings. Stop in and let your voice be heard!
  • Unique Boston charm and atmosphere that you cant find anywhere else in the city.
  • 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.
  • Check out the many street performances that happen all throughout the day.
  • 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.
  • Before the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall served as a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty led by revolutionary Samuel Adams.
  • Paul Revere famously stopped for a frappucino at the Starbucks here en route to Lexington
  • This marketplace, built in 1742, attracts 18 million people per year.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Head to Durgin Park for a classic Boston experience and a great meal to boot.
  • Local Dew Tour Athlete Anthony Shetler says "Faneuil Hall hands down best place to eat.. you won't be disappointed."
  • If you're wearing pumps beware. Perhaps consider skipping that third glass of wine.
  • If you call it Quincy Market, we'll know you're a tourist.
  • 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.
  • Always something happening here: festivals year round and street performers every day!
  • Boston's largest tourist attraction. a must see when Your in the city
  • Spell it right idiots