- Type: Shopping, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Built in 1742 and now located on the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall has had a long and important history in Massachusetts politics. Samuel Adams once stood here to push for resistance against the British, and abolitionists and suffragists both have stood on their soapboxes here. Today, Faneuil Hall (pronounced FAN-yuhl) is the host of debates during the state primary.
Visitors to the hall can go on free tours of the building or check out weapons from the state's past on the top floor. Paintings of noteworthy Americans are scattered throughout the interior.
Next door is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where you can pick up lunch or grab a drink every day of the week. Nearby is the Haymarket, an open-air market open on Fridays and Saturdays; here you can buy fresh and local produce and seafood.