Faneuil Hall

historic marketplace and meeting space in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Faneuil Hall is an historic place near the waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts. It was built in 1742. It has been a marketplace and a meeting hall. Today it is the city's Government Center. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. It is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes called "the Cradle of Liberty".[2]

Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall today, east side
Faneuil Hall is located in Boston
Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall is located in Massachusetts
Faneuil Hall
Faneuil Hall is located in the United States
Faneuil Hall
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°21′36.0″N 71°03′22.5″W / 42.360000°N 71.056250°W / 42.360000; -71.056250
ArchitectJohn Smibert; Charles Bulfinch
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference No.66000368[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966
Designated NHLOctober 9, 1960


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  2. Faneuil Hall Boston, the Cradle of Liberty