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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Why locals love it

History buffs will love this historic meeting hall and urban marketplace near Boston's waterfront. Since 1742, Faneuil Hall has been a beacon of colonial American history. Where once, Sam Adams and his comrades stood and gave speeches about independence from Great Britain, now is a bustling epicenter for tourists and artisans.

Why you should visit it

If you can manage the mobs of people, Faneuil Hall is a stunning, all-encompassing marketplace experience. From street artists, to lobster rolls, to walking tours, to scavenger hunts, to souvenir shops, and the like, Faneuil Hall serves families, couples, groups and the rest all year round, rain or shine.

Special tip

Stick around late night for a visit to Union Oyster House, the country's oldest restaurant (visited by most US Presidents), or one of the many bars.

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4 Comments

I like how this historic meeting place -right in the heart of downtown-is so colorful and festive! Walk around and take your pick from the food stands and novelty carts, or various shops and restaurants. Before you know it, you'll have spent a few hours-easy :)
Lale
Local
February 12, 2019
Historical place, but very touristy.
Eva
Local
June 19, 2018
ok
Bruce
Local
January 17, 2018
Big shopping center with a statues stores and hall filled with different types of food and cafes
Ryan
Local
January 16, 2017

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