A marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742, Faneuil Hall was a gift to the town from prosperous merchant Peter Faneuil. Town meetings were held here between 1764 and 1774, and the site is also known as the "Cradle of Liberty" because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists, including Samuel Adams, who delivered important speeches here. Fanueil Hall is now part of a larger marketplace with more than 100 carts and shops, and over 50 places to eat. Admission is free. On 1 Faneuil Hall Sq. (617) 523-1300
Collect them All
One of the country's largest museums, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is renowned for its collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt including sculptures, sarcophagi and jewelry; MFA also boasts the largest museum collection of Japanese works outside of Japan. Other collections include works from French impressionists including Paul Gauguin, Renoir, Degas and Monet, and significant pieces from 18th and 19th century American art. The treasures of the MFA are not limited to the galleries—they also have three excellent restaurants. Open Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Admission $6.50-$17; free for children 6 and under. On Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. (617) 267-9300
Duck Duck Good
Cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom with Boston Duck Tours. Board your "duck", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle, and drive off to see the golden-domed State House, the Fleet Center, Boston Common, Copley Square, Government Center, Newbury Street and more. To top it off, the ConDUCKtor splashes your duck right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Tours depart seven days a week, every half hour from 9 a.m. to approximately one hour before sunset. Tickets $5-$27. Ducks depart from two locations, the Museum of Science and the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay. 617-267-DUCK
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