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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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4,797 Reviews
Free admission
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Between North, Congress, and State Streets and Atlantic Avenue, Boston, 02109

The Basics

To experience this bustling restaurant and shopping complex—housed in a refurbished 19th-century building—stop by on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and watch street performers execute jaw-dropping acrobatic and musical feats. Grab a bite to eat at Quincy Market or one of Faneuil Hall’s many restaurants, park at a streetside café or bar, and soak up the festive atmosphere. Let a guide show you the best hidden spots on a city bike tour or, for a taste of history, visit on a guided Freedom Trail walking tour. Because of its central location, Faneuil Hall is an excellent jumping-off point for visiting other Boston attractions such as the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, Boston Public Garden, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Freedom trail good
Giovanna_U, Jul 2021
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
The best tour guide ever! So funny and great story teller. However, The group was a bit too large and it seemed to grow as we walked. Not sure if all part of tour group. Maybe have a necklace for those on tour. We ended up leaving a few min early bc so many people
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Great tour
CAC, Jul 2021
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
Very informative and entertaining. Great value. John Gill did a great job and I learned a lot even though I was born and raised in Massachusetts.
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Great guide
Claire_C, Jun 2021
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
Very entertaining and informative guide! Good historical facts but not too many! Not too onerous a walk.
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A great intro to the Freedom Trail
H_J12, Jun 2021
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
Our guide was hilarious & really made the tour enjoyable. Would definitely go on another tour with him!
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Great walking tpur
Chrissy_T, Jun 2021
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
Great tour guide. Even after the tour he was telling us places to go, and great places to eat. He told us how to get to Paul Revere's house, and a couple of great pubs
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Great Value
nefzerrichard, Sep 2019
Freedom Trail Best Tour (Boston Common to Faneuil Hall)
Our docent was very well informed. He highlighted the historical sights with stories and made the tour very realistic. Well done.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring some change and a few dollar bills if you want to tip the street performers.

  • If you have questions about the square, need directions, or are curious about nearby attractions, visit the information kiosk located in the plaza between the South Canopy and South Market building.

  • Faneuil Hall is accessible to wheelchair users and strollers.

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How to Get There

The marketplace is centrally located next to Boston’s financial district, the waterfront, and the North End. Limited parking is available nearby and some marketplace vendors offer validation coupons. The easiest way to get to Faneuil Hall is via the subway, also known as “the T.”

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When to Get There

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is open year-round. Summer, fall, and springtime visitors can enjoy outdoor seating at bars and restaurants, and the weather can be ideal for walking and bike tours. Winter visitors can cozy up indoors and see seasonal events such as ice sculpture contests and holiday light shows.

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The Freedom Trail

Boston is rife with historic sights and remnants from America’s revolutionary past. Highlights include Old North Church, where the famous “one if by land, two if by sea” signal was sent to warn minutemen of approaching British forces; the colonial home of patriot Paul Revere; the site of the Boston Tea Party; and the Old State House—the oldest surviving public building in the city.

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