Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market

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When you’re visiting Boston, Faneuil Hall is a great place to start exploring. Boston’s original market was built in 1742 and was an economic, cultural and political meeting place for colonial Bostonians. Faneuil Hall has an important place in American History: it was the site where Samuel Adams spoke out against English reign. Situated in the heart of Boston, Faneuil Market is surrounded by other iconic Boston points of interest, including the waterfront and The North End. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is only a five—minute walk from the following places:

  • The New England Aquarium
  • The Children’s Museum
  • The Old State House
  • Paul Revere’s House

Marketplace Directions and Hours of Operation

The Marketplace is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 6:00pm.

An added perk of the marketplace is the free, public WIFI Internet connection. A part of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, you can dine, shop and see some of Boston’s most important cultural treasures. In addition to over 100 shops, Faneuil Hall Marketplace offers 14 dining establishments and unique pushcarts featuring handmade work from New England artisans.

Quincy Market

Adjacent to the original market, Quincy Market was built in the 1800’s atop a landfill that was previously part of the harbor. Built to create extra shopping space for Boston’s citizens, Quincy Market is a spacious, two—story commercial center. In addition to shopping and eating, the market is a great place to people watch. Tourists, locals, mimes, vendors and workers do the same thing they did hundreds of years ago in one of the nation’s first marketplaces. The most visited tourist destination in Boston, the Quincy Market is a must—see destination on your Boston trip. While you’re at the market, don’t forget to try the clam chowder in a bread bowl— it’s an authentic New England delicacy.