Explore the past and do modern shopping in Boston’s historic marketplace, located in the heart of downtown near the waterfront.
For over two centuries, Quincy Market has been a shopping and social epicenter of Boston. See for yourself why visitors and locals alike come here to shop, dine and be entertained.
Visit Boston’s first public market, Faneuil Hall, which sits adjacent to Quincy Market. Built in 1742, it served as a wholesale market and meeting place. It was here that patriots including Samuel Adams gave impassioned speeches to fuel the Revolutionary spirit. Step inside the cavernous red-brick building and transport yourself back in time. Browse through the goods for sale in the first floor marketplace. While the inventory may have changed over the centuries, the infectious jovial atmosphere remains.
Unlike its red-brick counterpart, the original Quincy Market is a Greek revival structure bolstered by a row of columns at each end. Now the South Building and the North Building accompany it. Within these sheltered marketplaces, shop in warmth and comfort regardless of the weather.
Come to Quincy Market with a hearty appetite. Whether you’re in the mood for a sit-down meal or a quick snack, you’ll find a suitable restaurant. From fast food to fresh seafood, Quincy Market has something for every taste.
Browse through over a hundred stores and vendors’ carts. Get your Boston souvenirs and trinkets, such as T-shirts and key chains, here. Purchase one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery and other wares made by local artisans. Cross mainstream items off your shopping list at popular brand-name stores.
Expect to be entertained as you dine and shop. Watch street performers show off their impressive talents, including juggling, magic tricks, balancing acts and more. Be serenaded by talented musicians.
From Quincy Market, the rest of downtown Boston is just a short distance away. Walk to the waterfront and its various attractions, such as the New England Aquarium and Long Wharf, in just 5 minutes. In 10 minutes, stroll southwest to the beautiful parkland of Boston Common.