Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and today's Government Center, in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain, and is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a well known stop on the Freedom Trail.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston shopping at its best with more than 100 of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts. Locally-owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers, and the Bullmarket...the world's first "fleet" of wholly unique pushcarts featuring New England artisans and their fabulous wares.
Local merchants and entrepreneurs have always been the Marketplace's key attraction. Shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty items at Faneuil Hall Marketplace is always an adventure. The Colonnade - 35 food stalls line the Quincy Marketplace Colonnade to comprise a melting pot of fresh homemade delicacies from all over the world. Exotic coffees, fresh seafood, baked breads, gourmet desserts, hearty gyros and healthy salads are just a few of the food delights to be eaten at butcher block tables in the building's central Upper and Lower Rotunda, on an outdoor bench or on a stroll through the halls. The second floor Rotunda also features old market signs and a photographic exhibit showing the history of the Marketplace. The Shops - Over 45 owner-operated and nationally owned shops fill the Marketplace with a unique selection of jewelry, formal and casual clothing, accessories, and giftware. The Restaurants - Eat, drink and be captivated at 14 restaurants and pubs, including Cheers, McCormick & Schmick's, Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar and Ned Devine's Irish Pub. Come and dine beneath beautiful glass canopies and at our outdoor cafés.