Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall – Featured Destination

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Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall is very touristy, but well-worth the visit. Faneuil Hall was built in 1742 by Peter Faneuil, Boston’s wealthiest merchant, as a gift to the city. This historic building was home to merchants, fisherman, and meat and produce sellers. It also provided a platform for many of the country’s most famous orators. Today the Market is an urban marketplace that has many shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment. Put Durgin Park at the top of your list.

Durgin Park: At 340 N. Market St., this is a restaurant that started in the Revolutionary days but became famous when John Durgin, Eldrige Park and John Chandler took over 130 years ago. The restaurant is known for its chowders, Indian puddings, apple pan dowdy, johnny cakes and New England boiled dinners. I enjoy the Boston baked beans and Yankee pot roast. I grew up with my Father baking the blueberry tea cakes for Sunday breakfast. It is known for its casual atmosphere with people sitting at long tables and older, often gruff waitresses who have been there for years.

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