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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

21 Unity St, Stall #5, behind the Nation Park Service Kiosk, Boston, MA 02113-1315
+1 857-205-1775
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Very Cool Place to Visit

I was excited to visit this place - it was really cool! I saw a place like this at Colonial... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HistoryTeacher07
Worth a special trip

The man that runs the printing press is about the nicest person I have ever met. I was part of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MNDoubleB
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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, We are open daily and located along the Freedom Trail at Faneuil Hall. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only colonial trade experience and only colonial living history interpretive experience, our historic equipment, live demonstrations, interpreters and historic settings enable new levels of understanding how colonial printing affected communities and sparked a revolution in America. We seek to recreate this experience for visitors and school groups to Boston’s Freedom Trail and to rekindle the spirit of Samuel Adams who urged fellow citizens to join this “animating contest of Liberty!”
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21 Unity St, Stall #5, behind the Nation Park Service Kiosk, Boston, MA 02113-1315
Downtown
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+1 857-205-1775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to visit this place - it was really cool! I saw a place like this at Colonial Williamsburg and I just find the colonial printing process riveting. I would recommend this for anyone who has the time and interest.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The man that runs the printing press is about the nicest person I have ever met. I was part of a veterans tour and we were treated like VIPs. If you want to step back in time, and actually learn about America's history this is...More

Thank MNDoubleB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed watching and learning about the press and how documents were printed. Nice display, very informative and friendly. We enjoyed our visit and some shopping in Faneuil Hall.

Thank Angele O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s tremendous fun to watch historical documents being printed before your eyes on an 18c press. This is a stunning new attraction to Faneuil Hall. Kudos to the Mayor for allowing an educational resource into an otherwise dreary commercial area! It’s free of charge to...More

Thank Graeme M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice free, air conditioned and educational stop in a day of visiting downtown Boston. Located inside Faneuil Hall there are gift shops, candy store and a Park Rangers station. Perfect place to stop, ask come questions and use restroom. Very friendly associates.

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to learn history and to take kids. They show you how they used to run the old printing presses and explain how tedious but important the job was. Great place for couples, children and more.

Thank Rebekah J
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

What an unexpected treat. Like most people I looked in and around but hesitated to ask the couple of questions on my mind. Eventually I was alone with the gentleman and in a few minutes my questions were answered and more besides. It was a...More

2  Thank Tony O
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We visited this on our first trip to Boston. It was so wonderful to learn and see how they printed the documents a long time ago, it was fantastic.

1  Thank Nidia N
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great spot, great people. Next to a famous landmark, and it,s free. So go in and enjoy some history.

Thank Aarmans
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great slice of history - informational, entertaining and engaging. Easy to walk by the brick building on your way to the Old North Church so keep an eye out for the entrance. Be well!

1  Thank LipstickWarriors
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moonslice
20 June 2018|
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Response from garygA1134PV | Property representative |
We are moving to Faneuil Hall and should be open on JULY 1st, 2018
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michealm42
16 October 2015|
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Response from twocardinals | Reviewed this property |
Contact the employee who works at this Printing Office, who is himself a printer by training and well-educated in the history of printing machines. He is an afficionado and would be a good resource.
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