Quincy Market is a historic building near Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It was constructed between 1824 and 1826 and named in honor of mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction without any tax or debt. The market is a designated National Historic Landmark and a designated Boston Landmark in 1996, significant as one of the largest market complexes built in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. According to the National Park Service, some of Boston's early slave auctions took place near what is now Quincy Market.
As the central building of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market is often used metonymically for the entire development. By the mid-20th century it was badly in need of repair, and it was redeveloped into a public shopping and restaurant area in the early 1970s and re-opened in 1976. Today, this includes the original Quincy Market buildings, the later North Market and South Market buildings that flank the main Quincy Market, the historic Faneuil Hall lying at the west end, and two smaller curved buildings, added later to the eastern end.
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Joshua Herbert | Jan 18, 2018
WOW! what a great place to enjoy the history of this country and eat your way around all the great sites. The National Park have educational talks and have kept the area very historic. The food places here are endless. you can get anything that you want. fresh fish, pastries, great coffee and just about anything. In the center of the hall is live music, something different every hour or so. so a great place to sit and enjoy your food. On the outside of the hall is the gift shop area, so If you want to get a little something here is the place. Good prices as well.
Zane Brown | Feb 16, 2018
I had the most authentic/fantastic Indian food of my life here... Maybe it was because I walked ten miles before stopping here, but I know the food was top notch (even if not THE best ever). Take a walk around before you choose where to eat, and don't be afraid to try new things; sample multiple stall's food with friends for the best experience.
Lorraine DeYoung | Feb 26, 2018
It's great to see the history and all out the shows. You can get a bite to eat and then watch some off the shows outside our you can go for a ride in a horse cart of the views in Boston .there are so many different restaurants and vendors selling neat things. You never know what you might find. I love to bring my family there and walk around and enjoy the festivities for hours
Deb Cupples | Jan 22, 2018
Street performers, great food options and a great way to spend a few hours. It's always busy here. Use the parking garage for ease and convenience. It's a little pricey but worth the expense. There's valet service that will go and get your car for you; they're very nice. We had great food and a wonderful experience here.
Paul Skeffington | Mar 1, 2018
Feel like trying the tastes of the world - look no further. If it’s delicious fudge, or burgers and beers, Faneuil hall has you covered. Need a more tropical feeling? Fret not, the multiple smoothie and shake vendors have you covered. After stopping in for a bite, enjoy a stroll around the quaint shops along the hall.
P. Duke | May 2, 2018
An absolute must if in the area! Tons to see and do. I was staying about 30 minute walk away (Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel) but was well worth it. I loved the cobblestone brick pathway; the outdoor vendors were plentiful. Lots of independent shops for souvenir shopping for tourists and sightseeing. The food court offered many variety of food (but be prepared for everything lobster/seafood related, which is not a bad thing at all!).
Sabato Montanino | Apr 23, 2018
This is the toys R us for the food enthusiast. I love coming here and see, smell and taste the difference between each shops, vendors has to offer in this marketplace. It's always crowded when I go but that is part of the charm to this busy, popular location in Boston. If I bring someone from the south to visit Faneuil Hall I guide them to the clam chowder and lobster roll for a New England taste baptism. Enjoy!
Ken Boostrom | Apr 19, 2018
Faneuil Hall Marketplace otherwise known as Quincy Market sits directly in downtown Boston on the historic Waterfront as well as diagonal to the old North Church. History was made here but now they make great food. This is a great day walk with the family. There are over 50 places to eat ranging in price from about $5 to about $25 a plate, from Pizza and hot sausages two Lobster and butter with New England clam chowder. There are lots of souvenirs like hats and t-shirts and special dresses that wrap around and make 25 new dresses. From Quincy Market you can walk to several other historic Boston locations. If you're in Boston heading to the Quincy Market should be on your on your list.
Tony Van | Apr 11, 2018
Great and interesting place to visit. With any type of food you can think of as you walk through its very tasty and you can gain ten pounds from the front door to the back door. Surrounded by an outside mall of stores, and always street musicians ( usually from Berkley). With the Freedom trail running right through it, its a great place to visit. Walk the same steps as our founding fathers have. This is a must if your in Boston.
Leopoldo Weaver | Apr 9, 2018
Great place to walk around and sample food, they also have great Kiosks and booths with unique items for sale. Great place to eat drink and have some fun. It’s a fun market to kill some time. If you are interested also visit the historical section of the building for some great historical information.
Terry Page | Jun 1, 2018
This place was so cool. It was a huge building with rows of food stalls and other goodies. There were lobster rolls, pastries, sausages, you name it. It was pretty packed full with people but overall a very fun experience. I was so in awe of all the yummy things I could buy that I forgot to get a picture!
Johnny Prudente | May 27, 2018
Good food and interesting shops. If you're only in town for a short period of time this place is packed with history, tourist type shopping, and quick delicious eats. While you're around there shopping stop by and watch a few of the street performers, it's free and fairly entertaining (be sure to tip of you really get s luck out of their act).
Nufaces Media | Jun 24, 2018
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market were high on my list of must see places recommended by friends. The shopping was not as great as I imagined it would be. However, I was amazed that the amount of foot traffic each time I went. Morning, noon, night ... it did not matter. The area was bustling with shoppers. If you are looking for low prices, this is not the place to shop. Name brands are abundant and the cupcakes were pretty good. You have to visit at least once if you are in Boston!
Glyn Clarke | Jul 1, 2018
All I can say is what a wild and crazy place this area is, but in a good way with all kinds of things to see and do you're not going to be bored here. Take in Quincy Market which is part of the overall area, you won't be disappointed. There's a hip nerd shop comic book store that carries so much more than an average shop would called Newberry Comics, go get your geek on. Lots of different choices in food and it all looks fabulous. Go have some fun.
Aaron Daniels | Jul 11, 2018
Most of the year, this is a very touristy location. Lots of buskers--many of whom are very talented. The general quality of restaurants and shops is on par with a high-end mall. Some bits of local culture can be found, but in general this is 'Boston' only for the visitor. A fine place to pass through on your way to the North End, Harbor, or other locales.
Alexandra Chang | Jun 12, 2018
Faneuil Hall is a must if you are in Boston. In the area there are many franchised shops but inside Quincy Market is where you will find the local eats. The two times I've been here I always get the lobster roll and the clam chowder. There is always a line for this place so line up fast! Food comes quickly so there's no worry about having to wait too long. If you still have room for dessert just walk up and down the market and you'll find another handful of desserts. Must visit!
See Joy | Jun 15, 2018
This is the home of the famous Quincy Market in Boston. We enjoyed here a lot in our recent visit. I have been here twice till now. It’s always amazing to see different stalls and explore various products from sellers. We shopped here for sweatshirts, clothing, accessories etc. Prices are very reasonable and good products too. Many restaurants are well known here and Lobster food is really great, thats what I got to know from other people who had it (I am a vegetarian) It was a fun time we spent here. We could spent the whole day but unfortunately we had just a few hours to be here.
Luis Peter Sanchez | Aug 13, 2018
Its a great place to be, not only because of all the shopping places, and food stores! The ambiance calls for rich diversity and community. Later in the night I saw a nice performer playing some music and singing and made it feel so nice and relaxed. Did I maybe just happen to catch a good show?
Jeremy Dukette | Jul 26, 2018
Beautiful area on Market Street in Boston. There was a bunch of different small booths selling touristy items, there were small eateries, and there was mid size shopping locations with a wide range of products. I could easily spend a few hours here, checking out all the shops. There was a performance of juggling and such in front of some of the booths, it was really quite nice. If you are in the area (more so on the weekends) I would stop and check the stuff out that's here. It is definitely worth stopping for.
Paul Lawbaugh | Jul 30, 2018
Street performers galore in a fun vibrant Marketplace. It's become a little too much of a chain store and expensive retail shopping experience but you can still catch Newbury Comics and some small vendors. Great for good weather walking and people watching. It's pretty dead on a weeknight though even in summer. There was a band playing on a wed night and nary a soul there to enjoy it except the four in my group.
Avi Klempner | Aug 17, 2018
A nice place to visit while touring downtown Boston. The food options covers almost everything. In busy hour you will need to wait a little for a place to sit, especially if you are coming with team large than 3. Outside of the marketplace main building there are street shows that are very entertaining. Variety of fashion shops available as well.
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