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Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston (must see)

Not far from the waterfront and the Government Centre is a large marketplace comprising Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, North Market and South Market, set around a cobblestone promenade.

Faneuil Hall was built in 1742 and given to the city as a gift from Peter Fan, a rich Bostonian merchant. On the cupola of the hall, you can see a grasshopper weather-vane which was placed there in 1745. The open ground floor of the hall was an indoor market place, frequented by merchants, fishermen, and meat and produce sellers.

It quickly became a favorite place for famous orators. It was in this hall that colonists first protested against the “Sugar Act” in 1764 and established the “No taxation without representation” slogan, which was the basis of the War for Independence. The hall is called the “Cradle of Liberty”.

Today the market is full of shops and restaurants and is a great place to stop for lunch or just for a drink. The venue is very popular with street players, jugglers, magicians and musicians, so you will be entertained while having your meal. The first floor of the hall is a meeting hall for debating societies, and the second floor is occupied by the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company.

Why You Should Visit:
Delightful and archetypal Bostonian area in that it's smart, classy, relaxed, friendly, clean and inviting.
You can't go wrong here and the best thing about it is the co-location with so much else that's impressive.

Tip:
Be sure to check out the grasshopper weather-vane on top of the building, once used to spot spies during the War of 1812!
Also, check out the inlay showing the original shoreline and long dock in the front plaza – very cool.
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Sight Name: Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Sight Location: Boston, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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