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Faneuil Hall Historic Site

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Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as...

Designed by Charles Bulfinch, this historic building hosted such events as America's first town meeting and John F. Kennedy's last campaign speech.

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Your Boston trip will not be complete without going here! There are many other sights to see within walking distance & this is right near the train stop.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your Boston trip will not be complete without going here! There are many other sights to see within walking distance & this is right near the train stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is some great shops there and other ones in the immediate vicinity. And of course the food choices are great!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must say I must've drove the locals crazy...so just pronounce it like "Nathaniel" and you've got it! There is a Cheers bar - but not the original one - but still nice and you can get momentos there. Great location close to harbour, shopping, the Aquarium and other attractions. Good starting point for bus tours.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I take my school groups to Boston, we always make a stop by Faneuil Hall to take a look around and to talk with the Park Rangers. There seems to be no real scheduled presentation, but the rangers are always happy to speak with tourists. They have always been available to speak directly with my groups, and our ranger... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Faneuil Hall itself was disappointing. Wanted to see more unique art but was too commercial. Not very many exhibits in Faneuil Hall.

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Central Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We watched an escape artist do his thing and it was very interesting. There are street venders and homeless everywhere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way to spend the day than at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Tour the original site, breath in the history then continue on at the marketplace buildings with all the shops and restaurants you'll love every minute. If you want true local flavor eat at Durgin Park!

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College Place, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique venue can boast the 'something for everyone' cliché because its appeal is universal. Live acts, great food, and shopping, A 'T' station is just a couple of blocks away for arrial and departure.

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Bad Kissingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Faneuil Hall if you are in Boston. Great place, lots of food and so much to look at. Many restaurants and shops around the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by here recently and was most impressed with the free park rangers talk in the hall on level one of the building. They are conducted every 20-30mins or so and you are encouraged to ask any questions. The guide I saw yesterday was extremely friendly and passionate about the history of Boston, I knew very little about the... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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