Best Attractions & Activities: Faneuil Hall was originally established as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors, but has transformed throughout the years. From playing host to prominent figures like Samuel Adams and George Washington, to its transformation into one of America's premiere urban marketplaces. Currently, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is home to more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, and 40 food stalls. Here you can do it all while taking in the variety of street performers who take to the sidewalks to entertain the masses. Faneuil Hall attracts locals and tourists alike. This urban outdoor mall is more than just a spot to shop, but also a place to congregate and enjoy all it has to offer.
Attractions near TD Garden: Faneuil Hall, originally established as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors in 174 is now a tourist attraction known for shopping, eating and drinking. One of America's premiere urban marketplaces, Faneuil Hall boasts more than 100 shops, 14 restaurants, and 40 food vendors. On a beautiful day a stroll outside along the pedestrian walkways lining each side and window shopping everyplace before entering anyplace is loads of fun. Street performers are out year round and their skilled performances always draw a large crowd. Also known as Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall is the perfect shopping destination to do it all.
Along the Freedom Trail: A Boston social and commercial centerpiece since 1742, Faneuil Hall was originally established as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors. It later hosted inspirational appearances by prominent figures like Samuel Adams and George Washington, which earned it the nickname "Cradle of Liberty." In the 1970s, a major renovation to the aging structure transformed it into one of America's premiere urban marketplaces. Now, it boasts more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, and 40 food stalls. NB Some folks (and publications) refer to the retail component as Quincy Market.
Local Expert Jessica Polizzotti Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "Take your time while strolling through and stop to enjoy the variety of street performers who bring Faneuil Hall to life."
Attractions near TD Garden: "Take your time while strolling through and stop to enjoy the awesome street performers."
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a historically significant "mall" featuring an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars and street performances for your enjoyment.
Best for Attractions near TD Garden Because: Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a short walk from the TD Garden and home to great shopping.
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