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Faneuil Hall

Phone: (617) 242-5642

One Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109

HOURS & ADMISSION

Daily 9am-5pm
(except during city sponsored events)

Free Admission

The Cradle of Liberty

Boston National Historical Park
With its gilded grasshopper weathervane and red-brick Georgian exterior, historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace looks as pristinely elegant as any “Cradle of Liberty” should. It was on the second floor of the original building that patriots often rallied and railed against British oppression. Completed in 1742, Faneuil Hall was rebuilt after it burned down in 1761. Beginning in 1763, patriot Sam Adams and his colleagues ushered in the greatest period of town meetings in Boston history in this hall, leading cries of protest against the imposition of taxes on the colonies. In 1805-06, Boston had the hall’s size doubled to its present proportions, hiring celebrated architect Charles Bulfinch to oversee the project. Illustrious speakers here have included Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and John F. Kennedy.

Additional Information

Visit the website here: https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/fh.htm

The New Faneuil Hall Visitors Center

This colonial center of community information and trade continues its legacy in a modern way. The new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center serves as a gateway to all of Massachusetts National Parks. Displays and on-site Park Rangers integrate current technologies and design while remaining faithful to the traditional national park experience that travelers have come to know and love, giving visitors from all over the globe the information they need to make the most of their time in Boston and Massachusetts.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

Located in Faneuil Hall on the 4th Floor

Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone Number: (617-227-1638)
Website: ahac.us.com

Explore history of the oldest chartered military organization in western hemisphere. Flags, paintings, artifacts dating from the 1600’s to present day on display. JFK Exhibit. Ongoing. Congressional Medal of Honor George Maynard Exhibit. Ongoing. United Kingdom Honorable Artillery Company Exhibit. Ongoing. Please join us at the following Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Parades in Boston!

4th of July Parade – Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Date: July 4th
Start Time: 9AM End: Noon
Location: City Hall Plaza End: Old State House

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