Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
A Designated Boston Landmark
Following English custom, a public meeting hall still sits atop a marketplace. Shem Drownw’s grasshopper weathervane is derived from London’s Royal Exchange.
has been designated a
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
Erected by The Boston Landmarks Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 42° 21.596′ N, 71° 3.386′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and North Street, on the right when traveling north on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Faneuil Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunch of Grapes Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Winthrop - First House in Boston Site (about 400 feet away); The Boston Massacre (about 400 feet away); The Old State House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Old State House (about 500 feet away); Site of the First Meeting House in Boston Built A.D. 1632 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Also see . . .
1. Faneuil Hall. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Boston National Historical Park (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.