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Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

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Since its opening in 1742, Faneuil Hall Marketplace has served as a place of meeting and commerce for the city of Boston. Find your way to the city's famous Freedom Trail pathway, and the complex that represents the site of speeches by early American revolutionaries, including Samuel Adams. Today, the "Cradle of Liberty", as the building was known prior to the American Revolution, acts as a mall. Here you can visit an array of restaurants, market halls, eateries, and shops. You'll find numerous spaces for live musical performances and of art exhibits. Use our Boston travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and other attractions in Boston.
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  • Time to shop and eat! If you are looking for a lobster roll that's easy to grab, the marketplace is the place to go. Any Boston souvenir you want, you can find it here too. Plus there's so much more. ...  more »
  • Historic site of the old port, transformed into market with eating options different specialties. There are also tables where you can sit
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  • Excellent place to visit and also to spend the day . Eating in here could be expensive but is good clam chowder is food.  more »
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  • If there was a sixth star it would be filled. This is the oldest Marketplace in the country and for the most part is unchanged. Walk the same streets where this country's freedom was established over three hundred years ago. If you'd like to sit down at the oldest bar in the country you can stop at the bell in hand where the Declaration of Independence was first proposed. At the time it was the green dragon. Or for a bit of nostalgia feel free to grab a beer and propose a cheers at cheers where one of the funniest sitcoms was decided. Fanuel Hall is all about a warm smile and that's how cheers was filmed in Boston. The warm smile and the tall tales of Eddie Doyle at cheers, formerly a different bar made history here. Minutes from the North End, the aquarium, multiple public transportation Outlets and an enormous array of shops and restaurants this is a historic requirement for any traveler or local. If you get bored of the shopping and the food you can even hop on the back of a horse-drawn carriage and see the sights of the city and Marketplace that helped make this country what it is today. Boston is forever changing every second of every day but they have done a phenomenal job preserving the history open your hall. Close your eyes and remember three hundred years ago and open them and the only thing that has changed are the shops, the clothing, the people wearing them and the times.
  • Freedom Trail tour: Faneuil Hall Marketplace Last stop on the Freedom Trail! Found ourselves walking through the Marketplace on a few occasional towards little Italy in the North End. There's so much wonder to marvel and appreciate here. Scroll through and look for Josh Abrams detailed depiction of Faneuil Hall - great review.
  • I always enjoy going to the Marketplace. You can find almost any kind of food, there's shopping and while a little pricey in some places you can certainly find excellent items for at least reasonable prices in many of the stores and shops. There are some very good street performers each day as well. Add in the sheer history of this place and it's one of my favorites!
  • Endless Food options at very fair prices, shopping on the second floor and a beautiful outdoor walk around. Diverse enough on options that it definitely warrants multiple visits to really take it in. Nice "eating area" with lots of seating and a piano player kept it feeling classy. Always excited to visit with the family and friends.
  • Great atmosphere for tourists, there are often street performers, tasty quick grab food options, and lots of novelty stores. The area has a lot of history - and the mixture ensures there is something for everyone. Yes this area is a tourist trap, and it doesn't give a good feel of the 'true Boston' - but who cares - tourists keep coming back here for a reason and most leave happy with the experience. Parking in the area is limited, I prefer to park on the outskirts of Boston and take the T in. It is a short walk from here to other historic and shopping destinations.