Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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The area
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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 • 2 min walk
  • Government Center • 4 min walk
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  • Lee L
    Valhalla, New York1,920 contributions
    Shops and Restaurants
    While this is part of the Freedom trail except for the statue of Sam Adams out front it is mainly shops and food stands. The first building does have a National Park Service Kiosk with some maps and pamphlets and mainly stores. The second building is mainly restaurants.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 10 December 2022
  • Cassie Chichester
    Richmond, Virginia1,838 contributions
    Quintessential Boston
    My husband and I visited Boston for a short holiday getaway, and all of the "Boston musts" lists included Fanueil Hall Marketplace (also referred to as Quincy Market). It's a nice way to get acquainted to the city. We stopped here for a quick bite. I highly recommend Boston and Maine Lobster Company. He ordered the cold lobster roll, and I hate the warm butter lobster roll. Plus the Clam Chowder. If you don't mind dropping $80 on lunch for two, it's a nice little splurge. Inside the marketplace, in addition to fast food, you'll find small/local artisan shops. Some are smelling souvenirs and Boston sports paraphernalia. Highly recommend!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 22 December 2022
  • Sean H
    Melbourne, Australia277 contributions
    Perhaps more lively in spring/summer but quiet in winter
    Maybe mid-March isn’t the time to visit, but this felt kind of half open and not quite complete. Lots of food outlets with interesting options with all the usual Bostonian favourites - but not much else to see or do (at this stage). Beautiful setting and with lots of potential.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Kayakman52
    Massachusetts75 contributions
    More varieties of food that you could possibly eat in a day!
    For a building that I would guess is at least 800 feet long, it is laid out from one end to the other with fantastic food vendors. Whether you are looking for fresh seafood, chicken, baked goods, Chinese food, gelato, ice cream, Italian, or a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, this is the place to go. With bright lights and colorful displays, it's a celebratory atmosphere. You could spend days sampling each vendor and not be able to cover them all. GO! Don't deny yourself the pleasure and fun of this unique market!! If you found this review helpful, please tap the thumbs up to let me know. Thanks!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • romadaro
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,567 contributions
    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 Kingdom474 contributions
    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
    California234 contributions
    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
    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, Canada132 contributions
    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
    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
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TravelingDavid613
New York City, NY206 contributions
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
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, Canada3,038 contributions
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
Sep 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
Sep 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
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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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,064 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
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.
Written 17 October 2023
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Jaime F
Hamilton, Canada25 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
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.
Written 13 October 2023
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474 Michey
Kamloops, Canada132 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
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.
Written 16 September 2023
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JNV
Sarnia, Canada94 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We loved walking around here!! Great variety of food for lunch. A lot going on with different street performers, etc.
Written 3 September 2023
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