Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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Nearly all trips to Boston pass through the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a hub for food, fun and even a small military museum.

For a truly iconic Boston sight, visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Its façade of white-trimmed red brick has announced the city’s commercial spirit since its construction in the 18th century. Built as the city’s first permanent central marketplace, it very quickly became a focal point of political activism, with the Sons of Liberty declaring opposition to the British Crown here.

Be swept up in the atmosphere of the square outside the market, where artists and musicians perform on the site of the first protest against the Sugar Act in 1764. You’ll be one of the 20 million people who pass through the square each year celebrating the cuisine and craftsmanship of one of America’s oldest cities.

Look toward the top of the building, where a golden grasshopper weathervane has been an iconic symbol since the 18th century. Admire the stately architecture of the building before joining the crowds inside.

Browse souvenirs from the many local businesses that throng the first floor. Have a lunch of clam chowder, Greek food or pizza from the food hall spread across the building’s two commercial halves. For a break, climb to the fourth floor, where the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company operates a small but informative military museum. Continue to browse or head out for an afternoon of fun and food in the area’s restaurants.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located in the heart of Boston’s historic district, across the street from Boston City Hall. Several train lines offer connections nearby. The building is walking distance from Boston Harbor, with regular commuter service to Charlestown, East Boston and the Harbor Islands. Travel to Faneuil Hall from Boston Common in 4 minutes by car, 14 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by public transportation. Parking is very limited in the area surrounding the building, but there are a few structures where you can pay to park.

The Great Hall is open daily during regular business hours. The Visitor Center stays open until early evening. The artillery museum is generally open on weekdays and closes in mid afternoon.

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