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Old City Hall

45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206
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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 4 weeks ago

This was a very impressive building, but no one was allowed inside while we were there, so it may be more of a "drive by" than anything. The front of the building is dominated by the impressive statue. Also, look out on the sidewalk that...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building where many important and significant figures once gathered. Nice architecture, with trees outside. The first school in the USA was built next to it (no longer standing), as well as a controversial Anglican church. There's a bronze statue of the Democratic donkey...More

Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Old City Hall is a fantastic landmark in Boston, adjacent to the Freedom Trail and Boston's oldest graveyard. An impressive structure, Old City Hall boasts inspiring architecture and a tremendous amount of history - a must see in Boston.

Thank Fadamos
Reviewed 12 December 2016

As a part of the Freedom Trail it's a building with a lot of history. It's impressive to see, and don't forget to visit this building when it's dark due the lightning.

Thank rmathijssen
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great architecture and a beatiful place to stop and visit while exploring Boston. We actually stopped and grabbed breakfast to-go one morning and brought it over to City Hall and ate our food at one of the tables that are there while listening to all...More

1  Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't go inside the building when I visited which is a shame but the history behind this building was awesome. It used to be a Latin school for boys (girls from 1972) and got converted not so long ago. You will come across this attraction...More

Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful historical building from the new england days. Incredibly pretty at night. A worthwhile visit along the Freedom Trail.

Thank Edmund K
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The visit to the old city hall preferably on weekdays which you can tour inside the building. Not much to see only the two big statues and took a picture with Benjamin Franklin. On the front gate is the symbol of our two political party,...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This isn't on the Freedom Trail, so I'm not sure how we happened upon it, but the Old City Hall is a quick stop. It's now a steakhouse, so it's just good for a photo, but the Boston Latin School marker is on the ground...More

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is on the Freedom Trail, but not worth much more than a quick picture It's a cool building, but is now a steak house. The courtyard is nice and shady.

Thank AndyB5542
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
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