Events Calendar of Events Submit an Event. You will get to experience a piece of America's rich history. The Black Dog - Sportswear, dog accessories and gift. World Futbol Boston - World Cup gear.
The Greek Revival building, with foot Doric columns weighing 15 tons each, opened in and became known as Quincy Market locals pronounce it "qwin-zee", rhymes with "twin-z". Meat and produce vendor stalls lined the halls of the building - similar to what you see today, except now most of the food is cooked.
By the early s, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, and surrounding buildings were mostly empty and falling into ruin. The old restaurants and taverns remained open and vendors still sold produce at Haymarket, but much of the vitality had drained out of the area after the old West End was razed and replaced by government buildings and high-rise condos in the s and '60s.
To make matters worse, an elevated highway erected in the s, the Central Artery, not only cut off the area and the rest of the city from the North End, but even worse, the highway towered over it, spewing noise and pollution. Fortunately, for the future of Quincy Market, three significant things happened: Today, you can see the grand entrance to Faneuil Hall Marketplace from the waterfront, walk to it across the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway from the North End, and enjoy the Marketplace - without the roar or smell of nearby traffic.
Get to Wrentham Outlets the easy way - Take the bus from Boston. More about shopping at Wrentham Village Outlets. Boston Marathon Hotels - Don't wait to book if you're coming for the Marathon!
Boston Harbor Islands - Discover the "other" Boston just off shore. Spring Flowers - They're starting to bloom right now! Boston's Swan Boats - Find out about the best ride in town. Ann Taylor - Women's clothing and shoes. Best Gift Idea Ever - Create personalized artwork. Boston Campus Gear - Campus gear from the finest universities in the Boston area.
Boston Logos - Souvenirs like mugs, bats, cups with Boston and Boston team logos. Boston Pewter Company - American pewter, hand-crafted by the oldest names in this business or by local one-man shops. Brain-Teasers and More - Quality wood puzzles and toys. Cheers Gift Shop - Get a souvenir from Cheers. Coach - Hanbags, shoes and accessories for men and women.
Every Bead of My Heart - Handmade bead jewelry. Geoclassics - Lots of unique items. Irish Eyes - Everything from Irish clothing, giftware, jewelry, baby sweater sets, brass doorknockers and more. Just Zip It Boston - Handbags and totes made from a long strip of cloth with a zipper. L'Attitude Boston Boutique - Dresses, tops, pants, jackets, purses, shoes, boots, jewelry, scarves, hats and more.
Life Is a Highway - Collectible cars, planes, helicopters and more. Lucky Décor - Dream catchers, ornaments, chimes, wall art, figurines, good luck charms and more.
Lucy's League - An all female sports store providing stylish, form fitting women's clothing. Merry Trading Company - Fine quality sheepskin slippers, hats, mittens, gloves and related wool accessories for the entire family. Michal Negrin - Home decor items, stationery, dolls, figurines, women's clothing, gifts, jewelry and more. Peter, however, did not have a family nor a legacy of his own.
Separately, he also found the Boston's lack of a central public marketplace an especially problematic situation for a growing town. In Peter Faneuil approached the town's government—the town meeting—with a proposal that a permanent central marketplace should be established in the heart of Boston. Faneuil himself would personally fund the construction of the building.
Yet despite such a generous offer, the proposal proved to be a very contentious issue. Many opponents were concerned that by centralizing the market, sellers would raise prices and hurt competition. When it finally came to a vote, Faneuil's proposal ultimately carried. It passed by a slim margin: Almost as an afterthought, Peter Faneuil decided to add a meeting hall over the market floor in the building proposal. After two years of construction the building was completed in Though the original intention was a market, the meeting hall above became the valuable legacy.
The town voted to name the hall in Faneuil's honor. It became home to the town government and a public hall for concerts, banquets, and ceremonies. Faneuil Hall quickly became an invaluable part of Boston's civic and social life.
Indeed, when a fire gutted the interior of the building in , the town leaders quickly put together a series of lotteries where the proceeds funded a reconstruction and rehabilitation of Peter Faneuil's gift.
The Hall reopened in Its reopening coincided with the end of the French and Indian War and the beginning of controversial financial policies from the mother country of Great Britain. The Stamp Act of , for example, directly taxed the British American colonists. Even though Bostonians had a direct voice in town affiars at town meetings and chose their representatives for the Massachusetts legislature in annual votes at Faneuil Hall, they had neither direct nor indirect voice in Britain's Parliament.
As such, many members supported political leaders such as James Otis and Samuel Adams who led a campaign against the Stamp Act and "Taxation without Representation.
Yet despite the rhetoric in places such as the Hall, official town meetings and government functions were generally limited to only those legally eligible to vote:
When Faneuil Hall Marketplace (FHM) was reopened in , there was a conscious effort to provide an eclectic mix of shopping options but with an emphasis on locally sourced items and on quality. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston shopping at its best with more than of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts. Locally-owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers, and the “Bullmarket” the world’s first “fleet” of wholly unique pushcarts featuring New England artisans and their fabulous wares. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located near Boston's waterfront, and spans acres containing small shops, eateries and a variety of meeting rooms that once were the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams and John F. Kennedy. Attracting over 12 million visitors annually, the market consists of Quincy Market, South Market, North Market and.