Faneuil Hall is a marketplace and meeting hall, located in Government Center, Massachusettes.
It is famous for being the stage ground for historical speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis and others who fought for independence of Great Britian. It is currently part of Boston National Park.
It was named after Peter Faneuil, merchant who offered to build a suitable structure for marketplace in the town at his own costs. After strong opposition, the building was constructed during 1740-42 by John Smibert who designed an empty open ground for market and an assembly room above. In 1761, the building got completely destroyed by fire and was rebuilt in 1762.It was renovated through the years in 19th and 20th centuries, adding bays, increasing the number of floors and adding galleries around the assembly hall. The place was recognized as a “National Historic Landmark” in 1960. This place now acts as a mall and food eatery and attracts large number of tourists throughout the year.