"Faneuil Hall" Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market Tip by amapola66

Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market, Boston: 78 reviews and 134 photos

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Faneuil Hall is a good place to take people for a day out when you have visitors. This old market building, first built in 1742, sits at the site of the old town dock. It's a cobbled area with street performers, little artsy shops and rather more diverse and ethnic food places.

You can take the Orange line to State Street,
Green line to the nearest T at Government Center or Haymarket or Blue Line to the Aquarium.

The meeting room at Faneuil Hall still serves the people of Boston as a public meeting place. Faneuil's original Hall was intended to serve Bostonians as a market place for food on one level, and a market place for ideas on the second. Today this tradition continues.

The 170-year-old Quincy Market, located directly behind Faneuil Hall, served as Boston's wholesale food distribution center until the 1960s. Today, the food stalls inside this stately granite building offer culinary delights to thousands of visitors a day, selling everything from calzones to gourmet soup to frozen yogurt.

Almost always crowded, Faneuil Hall is open on Sundays from noon to 6:00 PM and Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Quincy Market hours vary by store. Admission is free.

It is rather touristy, but like I say, a great place to take your guests and convenient for other Boston attractions and really is at the heart of Beantown.

Website: http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

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  • Written May 29, 2005
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