Faneuil Hall, Boston
On Dock Square is Faneuil Hall, known as the "cradle of liberty". Originally built in 1740-42 by a Huguenot merchant, Peter Faneuil, as a market hall, it was presented to the city on condition that it should always be open to the public. The ground floor is still occupied by market stalls; on the upper floor is a council chamber which in the 18th and 19th centuries was the meeting-place of revolutionaries and later of abolitionists.It also contains a military museum with weaponry, uniforms and paintings of significant battles.
Faneuil Hall Map
Address: Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109, United States
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum
Located on the fourth floor of Faneuil Hall, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum has displays on American military history. The collection includes items from the Revolutionary War and World War I such as uniforms, firearms, swords, artifacts, and memorabilia.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
East of Faneuil Hall is Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a successful example of urban renewal. Its three long halls (Quincy Market, North Market and South Market), dating from the early 19th century, are now occupied by a lively assortment of shops, restaurants and exhibitions.Street performers and buskers put on shows continuously throughout the day in the square around the market.Visitors will find the Marketplace to be an interesting experience. In addition to the numerous food stalls, there are also shops selling jewelry, clothing, gift items, and various one of a kind items. There are more than a dozen places to stop for a bite to eat or a beverage. The Hall also contains a military museum with weaponry, uniforms and paintings of significant battles.