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Quincy Market

Quincy Market
Quincy Market

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As one of the biggest attractions in Boston, Quincy Market offers a multifaceted shopping experience with a variety of classic Boston pubs, fast food, brand-name clothes, and original New England-themed souvenirs. Constructed between 1824 and 1826, this two-story Greek Revival building was built to expand Boston's growing market demand. Faneuil Hall had been the first public market. Today, Quincy Market stands adjacent to Faneuil Hall and has gone through quite an evolution since its construction. In the beginning, it sold produce, eggs, cheese, and bread with butchering work done on site. Today, Quincy Market contains 17 restaurants and pubs of all kinds and over 100 stores and vendor carts.

Whether you are looking for a sit-down restaurant, fast food, or a bite of ice cream, Quincy Market's food hall has a great range of food offerings to choose from. Fan of the classic TV show, "Cheers"? Enjoy a meal and a drink at Sam's Café which is a replica of the 1990's show's bar. If you're craving some traditional seafood and New England clam chowder or chowda--this is Boston after all--stop by McCormick & Schmick's or Boston Chowda for a cup of the famous sea stew. Quincy Market's food court also features several nationalities in its food options including Thai, Mexican, and Italian.

Once you've stuffed yourself to satisfaction, check out the shopping opportunities, located in Quincy Market's central complex. Traditional mall favorites like Abercombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, and Build-A-Bear share space with authentic Boston and New England-themed stores like Best of Boston and Yankee Candle Company. Visitors can also shop from vendors and cart-pushers, unique to Quincy Market and reminiscent of Boston's colonial roots. Many of the items include arts and crafts from local artisans, Red Sox paraphernalia and other souvenirs of Boston pride. During the warmer months, Quincy Market hosts zany street performers such as mimes, magicians, and musicians of all genres.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Monday through Saturday: 10am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
  • Pubs and restaurants operate later, hours vary
  • Subway Stop:
  • Blue line to Aquarium/Faneuil Hall, Green Line to Government Center, or Orange line to State Street
  • Contact:
  • Location: North Market Street Boston, MA
  • Phone: 617-723-9109
  • Website: www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com
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