Boston, Massachusetts

Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Market — 1742
Friday, October 1, 1999

Steeple 1

Following the Freedom Trail to the waterfront area we come
to historic Faneuil Hall - 1742.
The name is pronounced in Boston as if it rhymed with "panel."

The ground floor continues to be used as a market,
and the upper floors are used for public meetings.
John Adams called it the "Cradle of Liberty."

Quincy Market
Photo by Pat Tyler

Quincy Market

Market Square — now Quincy Market is part of the
Faneuil Hall Property.

First opened August 26, 1826, and conceived by Mayor
Josiah Quincy for the 6½ acre site directly behind
famed Faneuil Hall, the Marketplaces buildings comprised
one of the largest and most impressive urban developments
of 19th America.

guitars and ukes
Photo by Pat Tyler

Quincy Market Musicians

Some are serious musicians trying to get noticed,
and others are there just for fun.

Photo by Pat Tyler

In the early days, Boston's waterfront came right up to the
back doors of the buildings. And it was common to see clipper
ships and fishing boats tied to the docks, their cargoes
destined for sale inside.

Photo by Pat Tyler


It was also common
to find proper
Bostonians mixing
and bartering
with butchers,
bakers, sailors,
and foreign diplomats.

Actors sharpen
their skills on the
crowd at the
marketplace too.

Flowers & etc.
Photo by Pat Tyler

Flowers & Much More

When you talk with the merchants today, you will find that
many of their ancestors were merchants of the original

All manner of things are sold here—junk to genuine gems.
This is a good place to look for hand-made crafts.

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This page last modified August 31, 2000.