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.To visit Quincy Market and other attractions in Boston, use our Boston attractions planner.
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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A destination for foods of many varieties, especially the famous Clam Chowder, prawns and lobster. Just behind Faneuil Hall, plenty of places to buy snacks, meals and drinks. There are a few stalls...
A destination for foods of many varieties, especially the famous Clam Chowder, prawns and lobster. Just behind Faneuil Hall, plenty of places to buy snacks, meals and drinks. There are a few stalls... more »
Went with a group of seniors. Lots of walking. Rough, uneven pavement. Food like you wouldn't believe!!! All types. All ethnicities.. Good prices. Needs more bathrooms. The booths go on and on and...
Went with a group of seniors. Lots of walking. Rough, uneven pavement. Food like you wouldn't believe!!! All types. All ethnicities.. Good prices. Needs more bathrooms. The booths go on and on and... more »
Visiting Boston on a wonderful Friday in July - great weather! The Quincy Market had a broad selection of Boston favorites. Most of the shops were 3 or 4 deep in customers. Those familiar with the offerings were able to find what they desired and carry out their food or look for one of a few places to stand or sit and eat. Those of us unfamiliar with the fare had more of a challenge to see what was on-offer and discern whether the price was for the entree and/or included a side(s). Portions were generous (while seafood was sparing), prices as expected for city fare.
Love when the artists are out. We had a violinist who was just awesome. Please remember to give them a good tip. She played even in light rain. B&J's ice cream was a delightful treat. I had chocolate brownie and chocolate chip cookie dough - awesome combo but next time I would do all brownie.
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