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Though most known for its Revolutionary-era protests, Faneuil Hall has served as a gathering space for successive generations to discuss and debate the meaning and legacy of American liberty.
About Faneuil Hall
For 275 years and counting, Faneuil Hall has hosted meetings, protests, celebrations, ceremonies, and debates. Because Revolutionary-era meetings and protests took place so frequently at the hall, successive generations continued to gather at the Hall in their own struggles over the meaning and legacy of American liberty. Abolitionists, women's suffragists, and labor unionists name just the largest of groups who have held protests, meetings, and debates at Faneuil Hall.
Faneuil Hall is owned by the City of Boston and operated as a visitor center and historic site by the National Park Service.
The National Park Service Visitor Center is located on the market (first floor) and the lower level of the building. The Great Hall is located on the second floor.
Ranger programs in the Great Hall are available year-round when the hall is not closed for City-sponsored events.
Films, activities, and programs are scheduled regularly in the Find Your Park space on the lower level.
Ranger-led tours of the Freedom Trail begin at Faneuil Hall seasonally.
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Last updated: February 6, 2024