Built in the mid 1820s, when Boston's population was rapidly outgrowing the smaller marketplace in Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market was originally right on the harbor (the shoreline has changed over time). Today, the neoclassical Colonnade building is lined with fast food stands. On either side of the central hall, rows of carts loaded with souvenirs and crafts lure tourists to part with still more dollars, as do the street performers who flock to the place. Flanking the Colonnade are the North and South Markets, which are likewise filled with shops.
|Venue name:||Quincy Market|
15 State St
|Cross street:||Congress St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 12-6pm|
|Transport:||Green or Blue line to Government Center|