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Faneuil Hall

1 Faneuil Hall Sq,, Boston, MA 02109-1632
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  • Faneuil HallCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    I may or may not have had a foodie rampage here throwing down substantial cash to try a number of local quick bites. Boston itself isn't too big, so the convenience of getting all that food under one roof isn't a huge benefit, but still the environment is bustling and the crowds (if you can stand them) are kind of fun.

    Faneuil Hall was the meeting place for old Bostonians. It's a well-maintained and beautiful bit of history.

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    Schel
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    3 Apr 02, 2014

    MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:

    THIS IS A TOURIST TRAP!

    That being said, its exactly what you would expect for a touristy kinda spot. A lot of ridiculous souvenir shops, a few regular retail outlets, a number of restaurants, street performers, etc etc etc. It is a great place to relax a little bit during the summer as well. Especially at a restaurant outside while enjoying the weather, the view, and whomever I would be there with.

    While I was here with my daughter we got to watch street performers. Definitely some fun stuff to enjoy and reminiscent of street performers all over the country. You run into the same general types of performances in Chicago, LA, San Francisco, etc etc etc. Hopefully you will enjoy it as well.

    Also be warned that you may need to be on the lookout for some not so nice individuals. I would imagine some pick pockets and shysters may be cruising about in this area.

    Overall though it is a place worth stopping at if you are visiting the area or are a local who hasnt cruised through this area.

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    Julia
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    3 Feb 03, 2014

    I think Faneuil Hall is on of the oldest buildings in Boston and it's definitely a tourist hot spot. Inside you can get a lot of information about what to do in Boston, there are souvenir shops etc.

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    Jason Planck
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    Faneuil Hall is meeting place that dates back before the days of the American revolution in trade and commerce has taken place.

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    Allison Cooper
    5 Oct 22, 2013

    This beautiful marketplace and meeting hall located near the glorious waterfront has something going on year round and all hours of the day to peak every family member’s interest. At night it is lit up with numerous restaurants and food stands, and during the day you can shop the various markets.

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    Wanugee
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    3 Feb 17, 2013

    I remember visiting my Aunt in East Bridgewater, MA and when I said I wanted to go to Boston to see the sights, she said go to Faneuil Hall. She couldn't tell me why, but somehow it was important and popular enough for her to remember.

    So I went, and tried to find out. Faneuil hall has been a meeting place for a long time, going back to our pre-revolutionary days. Here is where Samuel Adams, (the founding father, not the beer) spoke and encouraged the idea that the colonies should break from England.

    We took a little walking/talking tour to get the insights on the history.

    Now, there is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, so once again it is a meeting place, but now full of tourists looking for their vacation memorabilia, rather than sharing the ideals of a new nation, conceived in liberty and justice for all.

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    Kevin Cheng
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    4 Aug 09, 2012

    It might not look like much, but there's so much history made inside this hall that if you're by Quincy Market you should definitely drop in. Park rangers are there to give hourly presentations on the hall's history.

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    MrsGrant
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Just outside Faneuil Hall and along the freedom trail you will find this statue of Samuel Adams.

    Faneuil Hall is loaded with great eating options and lots of shopping.

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    Susan Lee
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Faneuil Hall has so much history in it, as it used to be the meeting place, much like City Hall. The decor really makes you feel like you're attending a meeting back in the day. There's a staff member who talks about the history of the hall in detail every half an hour or so.

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    Dave M
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    On my first visit to Boston as a high school student, this place was heaven to me. Today, I mostly avoid it, although it has good shopping, and a great European style food market with some excellent choices. It's worth seeing, if you've never been.

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    Jason Gelb
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    My personal favorite place in the city, both for walking around in the day, and going out at night. More choices for food and shopping than you can ask for

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Faneuil Hall, built in 1742, served as the town meeting hall for many years. It has been called The Cradle of Liberty because it was here that the citizen's of Boston debated the issues that ultimately led to the American Revolution. The building is open to the public and is still used for debates and public events.

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    Nicholas D
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    You don't often think to head to a building steeped in so much history (Many revolutionary speeches were given within...Samuel Adams and others) for a casual lunch. But given the hundreds (literally) of restaurants and food shops in the FH Marketplace, it may soon become your go-to.

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    NeverAwayFromHome
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Clam chowder and bread bowls. These are probably the two best features of Faneuil Hall. It is a total tourist spot, but that's where you bring those people that are new in town like me. There are plenty of stalls with all different types of food, but the chowder is the best here!

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    Katie Pierce
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Busy with tourists and not as much fun as it should be. But Quincy market is a great place to get a quick meal.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Jul 06, 2014

    This area is usually pretty crowded, but it is fun and you can find great food here.

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    Carl C
    5 May 28, 2014

    SHOPPING

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    5 Dec 13, 2013

    get the buffalo chicken mac n' cheese

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    Ron Morelli
    2 Mar 12, 2013

    over rated

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Faneuil Hall is a building in Boston’s Government Center neighborhood that holds great historical significance due to its role as a meeting place for proponents of American independence before the Revolutionary War. It was the site of speeches by Samuel Adams and his contemporaries, and has remained a relevant political site to this day with multiple politicians choosing it as a speech venue. ... read more
Often referred to as “the cradle of liberty,” Faneuil Hall is one of the best known stops on Boston’s historical Freedom Trail. At present, the building is part of the larger Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which includes many businesses and restaurants.

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