Quincy Market Boston
Welcome to Quincy Market, a historic part of Boston and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
This market was first opened to the public in 1826, named for the then-mayor of Boston, Josiah Quincy. The market's role has changed quite a bit over the years, going from fresh produce retail market to wholesale market, and now to 'festival marketplace.'
Quincy Market is a great place to hang out and enjoy delicious foods, with over 18 restaurants and 35 colonnade eateries within the area. Try the city's most iconic foods while here, such as clam chowder, Bostonian baked beans, Boston cream pie, lobster rolls, and basically any other fresh seafood.
The market area is also considered to be a 'shopper's paradise', with hundreds of shops both inside and outside of the 3 market buildings of Faneuil Hall total (Quincy Market, South Market, North Market).
Here are a few 'fun facts' about Quincy Market, or Quincy Hall, specifically.
- Mayor Quincy requested not to name the marketplace after him and therefore Faneuil Market is always the official name of the market. To honor the mayor, people name the middle market “Quincy Hall”.
- Quincy Market is the only double elliptical dome of Delorme construction in the U.S.
- The rosette at the ceiling of the dome, which provides a focal point for the rotunda, is one of the very few surviving decoration elements of Alexander Parris’ interior architectural design.