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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Most interesting part of Faneuil Hall

We stumbled across this while walking around and frankly, it was the best part of our visit! It was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Informative, free and historical

The guy working this demonstration was great. In character dressed and in speech. Not all history... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
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21 Unity St, Stall #5, behind the Nation Park Service Kiosk, Boston, MA 02113-1315
+1 857-205-1775
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this while walking around and frankly, it was the best part of our visit! It was so informational and incredible to see what it took to print a single page document back in those days. This is definitely worth seeing and I...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The guy working this demonstration was great. In character dressed and in speech. Not all history is interesting but every kid and adult was all ears while he talked. This alone was not worth a stop but luckily it's part of a long hall of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small booth had a lot to offer - the fellow working that day was very knowledgeable and made a print while we watched and allowed us to touch the paper. pretty cool

Thank teddykirsten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information to be gained by observing and listening to the staff working the printing press in this colonial print shop. Spend a few moments here if you happen to be in Faneuil Hall.

Thank memee08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting display and the staff is willing to take the time to explain things to visitors. Even though it is in a busy area, it is like stepping back in time.

Thank AJLIllinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Presenters were really into their roles. Very informative for a quick stop along the Freedom Trail. We would definitely recommend.

Thank MikeTampaFL
Reviewed 6 September 2018

They are printing the Constitution and making it relevant by comparing the technology from then and now. Good presenters and good time had by all watching !

Thank 331charleneb
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We happened across this during our Freedom Trail walk. The gentleman explained the printing press and did some printing while we were there. Very interesting and informative.

Thank John H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

My daughter is a history fanatic and we stumbled upon this attraction while in the Faneuil Hall building. The printer was informative and friendly.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The costumed printer explains type, type setting, inks the hand press and sells some results. He is especially patient with the small fry. A lovely introduction printing as a craft.

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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
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.