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Once Boston's city hall, this beautiful building is now home to one of the city's finest restaurants.
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45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped by here as part of a walking tour. While this is indeed the old city hall and the omni parker house is also nearby, I was more attracted to learning the Boston Latin School was once located right there. One of its most...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and old traditional building. Boston is reaaly beautiful city comparing with other cities in the U.S. And the old city hall is really worth seeing it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old City Hall site is an interesting historical feature of the Freedom Trail. There are a few interesting things to view at this site: The hopscotch in the sidewalk on School Street indicates this spot is the site of the Boston Latin School. There...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

The grounds are well kept. The statue of the donkey is cute. The front doors are so tall with such low door knobs.It was late when we got there so we didn't get to see much but was impressed with how well kept it is.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mharroun52
Reviewed 12 July 2019

This is something you walk by when onthe Freedom Trail. It has a resteraunt in the courtyard. A statue of Ben Franklin and Josiah Quincy. Also is a Donkey statue and a placque that explains the Party symbols of the Donkey and Elephant.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 3 July 2019

My wife and I walked the Freedom Trail on our sightseeing day after attending the Yankee-Red Sox Sunday night ESPN game last summer. We went by the Old City Hall building, which is quite impressive. There is a statue of Benjamin Franklin near the front...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John Dan K
Reviewed 29 June 2019

This is another of the historic buildings of the Freedom Trail, right next to it there is a statue of Benjamin Franklin.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 28 February 2019

Another great old building in Boston and the former city hall. Quite a grand old building and worth having a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Another super old building in the heart of a modernized city. Check it out it’s along the trail. Statue of Ben Franklin resides here. Also the Latin school plaque.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 28 November 2018

If you are walking the Freedom Trail, you will step on the plaque that marks the original location of The Boston Latin School. Just next to that, you will see this building. Cool part of history!

Date of experience: October 2018
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