Faneuil Hall Boston
Faneuil Hall has served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. Funding was provided by a wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, for the construction and local artisan to create the grasshopper weather vane that still perches on the building's cupola. Inspirational speeches by Samuel Adams and other patriots were given at Faneuil Hall. These oratories became the footstool for America's desire to obtain independence from the British.
Faneuil Hall was expanded in 1806 by Charles Bulfinch. When Boston became a city the use of Faneuil Hall as a government meeting place came to an end, but it was still regularly used. Today, the first floor is still used as a lively marketplace and the second floor is a meeting hall where many Boston City debates are held. The fourth floor is maintained by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
On July 4, the Declaration of Independence is read from the balcony of Faneuil Hall to commemorate its first reading on July 18, 1776 (typically at 10 AM).
Upcoming Events @ Faneuil Hall
Crawling with Mrs Claus When:Saturday, December 19th -- 12:30-8pm Where: Registration is from 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the Bell in Hand Tavern You work hard during the week, slaving away like a little elf in Santas workshop.Once the weekend rolls around, its time to party hard like the bossman in this case, Crawling with Mrs. Claus! Featuring [more]