Faneuil Hall

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Built and donated to the city of Boston in 1742 by the merchant Peter Faneuil, this revered landmark was enlarged by Charles Bulfinch in 1806. It was used as a meeting room during the War of Independence and its platform has paid host to the greatest figures in American history. Its dome is crowned by the famous weather vane representing a grasshopper, the emblem of the port of Boston since the 18C. Inside, the large meeting room is used for naturalisation ceremonies for new American citizens.

Useful information

Address:

Dock Square, 02109 Boston

Phone:

+1 617-242-5675

Opening hours

[9am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, Thanksgiving Day, 25 Dec and during some local events]

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