Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
About
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this bustling complex of novelty carts, distinctive shops, national chain stores, performers, food stands and restaurants brought new life to a historic meeting place.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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.
How to get there
  • State • 4 min walk
  • Aquarium • 4 min walk
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  • romadaro
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,601 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boston’s Gathering Place
    Wasn’t at all what I expected but, nevertheless, I enjoyed the visit. A definite gathering place with street performers and a marketplace filled with every type of food imaginable. But, the New England specialty hot buttered lobster roll seemed to be a big hit. In addition, there are lots of cart vendors and boutiques surrounding Quincy Market for some abbreviated retail therapy, so there’s something for the whole family. We were there on Memorial Day weekend and it was packed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • EssexBetty64
    Essex, United Kingdom505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit during the day and evening
    Visited the area while on the Freedom Trail and again in the evening. Lots of good food on offer in Quincy Market and worth going to Samuel Adams bar in the evening. Area has a great atmosphere.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Jaskel08
    California260 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aside from the history and architecture, it was OK
    Faneuil Hall….. It’s definitely worth it to see and go to. It’s at the end of the Freedom Trail. You’ll spend no more than 30 minutes inside. The architecture is amazing. The inside is a small museum with a few exhibits and independent vendors. Downstairs has a roving unique exhibit each month…. which was interesting to see and watch. Unfortunately, aside from its special place in history, it was kind of underwhelming.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Monte P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great stop on the Freedom Trail!
    Great place to eat. Great variety of different food especially seafood. Lot of places to shop for souvenirs. Go in the late afternoon when it is not to crowded. There are also. A lot of performers!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • 474 Michey
    Kamloops, Canada146 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    People, people everywhere
    Very crowded and lots of high end stores. We had lunch at the MM Mac and Cheese and it was very good but expensive. 3 bowls of mac & cheese and 3 waters was USD $60. Very little indoor seating and we ended up sitting outside on a step to eat. Fun to people watch a bit of a pain to eat a bowl of food. It was nice to see all of the history but walking is a bit of challenge as there is uneven cobblestone sidewalks.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Jaime F
    Hamilton, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth seeing if only to see the building itself
    The building itself is worth seeing. The architecture is beautiful and the great hall upstairs reminds me of the scene in the Patriot where they were debating on whether to go to war with England. To think what has taken place in that room over the last 200 plus years brought me a sense of reverence and I’m not American! Also good to know this a place that has public restrooms which is always good to know for all the walking you do in this city.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 October 2023
  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, Connecticut2,150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, busy tourist destination
    Large, upscale, slightly eclectic marketplace that includes Quincy Market (the food-space) and a variety of clothes and other assorted items. Some of the wares are pretty pricey, as this is a prime tourist destination, but it's also enjoyable to wander the stores and window-shop. It gets really busy during mealtimes and weekends, so plan accordingly.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Rashae Williams
    Yardley, Pennsylvania41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun time, lots of shops, good exploring
    Came here with our 8 month old for lunch on our way back to the parking garage, at the end of the Freedom Trail. We loved just walking around! Fun place, lots of shops and people, good for the experience. We ended up eating inside Quincy Market and loved the food (Kong Dogs). Would come back and try something else or eat there again!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • OrlandoMouse
    St. Augustine, Florida2,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When visiting Boston - this is a must see
    One of the best centerpieces of historical Boston is the section known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace. There are several rows of buildings. Many shops and eateries are located here. It is a great place to also find souvenirs. It is located along the red brick Freedom trail and between Boston Commons and the North End. The main building is a long hall with many eateries located on each side. There is little or no seating at each of these eateries. Patrons will usually find a table at the center dome area or upstairs in that same area. Some will take their food outside to eat at one of the benches on a good weather day. Along the hall are covered wings on each side. This is the area where you will find T-shirts, cups, shot glasses and other souvenir’s. The other two bordering buildings have numerous shops, hot sauces, and ice cream. In the plaza area, the Sameul Adams Taproom can also be located. At one end of the main hall is Ned Devine’s. When visiting traditional Boston this is the hangout to find students, tourists, and people in historical outfits providing information on the area. Don’t miss this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Roary
    Vancouver, Canada3,081 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unauthentic
    Walked through twice while visiting Boston. We walked through on our own time, and not in a tour setting, so I’m sure there was some interesting history to learn. So not having any historical background about the area, it was sort of neat to walk through, but felt there were a lot of things there that made it unauthentic. Overpriced food, street performances that didn’t really match the historical significance of the area, a dinosaur exhibit, huge Sephora store and high end shops - tourist friendly enough, but really took away from the cultural signature of the space. But entertaining enough as a tourist.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 October 2023
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Christophe B
Quebec City, Canada571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Slightly overpriced, but still worth a walk around. It's an historic area and there is plenty of street artists around. I recommend eating a lobster roll.
Written 14 April 2024
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Soabrevaya
Buenos Aires, Argentina430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Historic building with shops and a small presentation about slave trade history in Boston on the lower level. Upper levels are supposedly great to visit but they were closed.
Written 26 March 2024
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474 Michey
Kamloops, Canada146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very crowded and minimal seating
This is a super busy market with very little seating if you are going to have lunch somewhere. We ended up sitting on some steps outside.
We had take out from mmmMac & Cheese and it was made fresh and served a large portion. As we discovered all fast food in Boston is expensive but the portions here were good and filling.
Written 10 March 2024
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James A
Windsor, Canada18,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
If you go to Quincy Market then you’ll be right beside Faneuil Hall so go check it out. It’s a fun market. The food is in Quincy but the souvenirs are all here. Definitely check it out. It’s a fun historic place.
Written 1 March 2024
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TravelingDavid613
New York City, NY206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fun place to go with family. If you love history it is great. If you love shopping, even better. Recommend you wear very comfortable shoes and also stay for the street performers.
Written 20 November 2023
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theiting
Midland, Texas49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Really neat place to do some shopping for authentic Boston goods. The whole atmosphere surrounding Faneuil and Quincy is incredible. We were there close to Halloween so the college folks were out in full force hitting the bars. During the day, there was also an outside market across the street with locals vending their goods, some live music, and more atmosphere. I made sure to get my "wicked smaht" t-shirt from a vendor in Faneuil. Don't worry, someone will teach you how to properly pronounce the name of the hall.
Written 31 October 2023
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,081 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Walked through twice while visiting Boston. We walked through on our own time, and not in a tour setting, so I’m sure there was some interesting history to learn. So not having any historical background about the area, it was sort of neat to walk through, but felt there were a lot of things there that made it unauthentic. Overpriced food, street performances that didn’t really match the historical significance of the area, a dinosaur exhibit, huge Sephora store and high end shops - tourist friendly enough, but really took away from the cultural signature of the space. But entertaining enough as a tourist.
Written 28 October 2023
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OrlandoMouse
St. Augustine, FL2,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
One of the best centerpieces of historical Boston is the section known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace. There are several rows of buildings. Many shops and eateries are located here. It is a great place to also find souvenirs. It is located along the red brick Freedom trail and between Boston Commons and the North End. The main building is a long hall with many eateries located on each side. There is little or no seating at each of these eateries. Patrons will usually find a table at the center dome area or upstairs in that same area. Some will take their food outside to eat at one of the benches on a good weather day. Along the hall are covered wings on each side. This is the area where you will find T-shirts, cups, shot glasses and other souvenir’s. The other two bordering buildings have numerous shops, hot sauces, and ice cream. In the plaza area, the Sameul Adams Taproom can also be located. At one end of the main hall is Ned Devine’s. When visiting traditional Boston this is the hangout to find students, tourists, and people in historical outfits providing information on the area. Don’t miss this place.
Written 26 October 2023
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pjgrad
Kent, WA502 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This history we got from a tour is what makes this place interesting. The inside is just filled with stores. But you should take a stroll through and use the restroom while you are there.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rashae Williams
Yardley, PA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Came here with our 8 month old for lunch on our way back to the parking garage, at the end of the Freedom Trail. We loved just walking around! Fun place, lots of shops and people, good for the experience. We ended up eating inside Quincy Market and loved the food (Kong Dogs). Would come back and try something else or eat there again!
Written 21 October 2023
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