Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall (HMBU9)

Location: Boston, MA 02109 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.596', W 71° 3.386'

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A Designated Boston Landmark

Known as America's "Cradle of Liberty" Faneuil Hall was a central location for organized protests against British tyranny prior to the American Revolution. Given to Boston in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and designed by the painter John Smibert, it was enlarged by Charles Bulfinch in 1805. The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company has been headquartered on the top floor since 1746.

Following English custom, a public meeting hall still sits atop a marketplace. Shem Drownw's grasshopper weathervane is derived from London's Royal Exchange.

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Faneuil Hall
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1963
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HM NumberHMBU9
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByThe Boston Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330650 N 4691788
Decimal Degrees42.35993333, -71.05643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.596', W 71° 3.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 35.76" N, 71° 3' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02109, US
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