A Freedom Trail attraction. Successful Boston merchant Peter Faneuil had this building constructed in 1742 and gave it to the city of Boston. It attracted local activists, and became known for being the breeding ground of the American Revolution, and thus called “The Cradle of Liberty.” Three centuries later, Faneuil Hall remains a symbol of freedom and houses a visitor information center, the Great Hall and an armory museum. Free admission. Open daily 9 am-6 pm.