"Faneuil Hall" Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market Tip by Ewingjr98

Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market, Boston: 90 reviews and 183 photos

  Inside Fanieul Hall
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      Inside Fanieul Hall
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      Fanieul Hall from City Hall
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      Clock at the rear of the meeting hall
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      Statues of former mayor James Michael Curley
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  • Faneuil Hall - Boston

Built in 1742, Faneuil Hall has long been an integral part of downtown Boston. Originally built along the harbor as a marketplace, the city has slowly grown around Faneuil Hall. Today the first floor hosts many souvenir shops, a cafe, and a post office. The second floor is home to the famous meeting hall where the Sons of Liberty, including Samuel Adams, met to discuss the problems with the British government. In later years, the meeting hall was used by such notable people as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Jefferson Davis, and John F. Kennedy. Upstairs from this remarkable meeting hall is the home of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, which was chartered in 1638 (http://www.ahacsite.org/).

National Park Service Rangers give tours of the 2nd-floor hall every 30-60 minutes throughout the day. It is well worth waiting to hear their stories.

Faneuil is pronounced "fan-yoll"

Address: 4 S Market St., Boston, MA 02109
Directions: Merchants Row to North and South Market St.
Phone: 617-523-1300
Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/faneuilhall.asp

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2006
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