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The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Interesting and Gary is very entertaining

I learned so much from Gary. It was educational and entertaining and one of the highlights of our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvonne R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Interesting & Free

This was interesting, as the person explained printing techniques of those early times. It offers a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don T
Seattle, Washington
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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 2 weeks ago

I learned so much from Gary. It was educational and entertaining and one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was interesting, as the person explained printing techniques of those early times. It offers a free break during your visit to the area to take a breather and learn more history.

Thank Don T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s like going back in time, you really get to experience a first hand look at what it was like to be in the printing industry back than.

Thank cannonater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing this office and the print making process was quite remarkable. The person working there was very knowledgeable and kind enough to tell us all about the different presses, and the history of the business. We were even able to purchase a couple hand-colored prints,...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed October 12, 2018 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 October 9, 2018

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

Thank polizzi82
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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 fhseakjfweafn
Reviewed September 28, 2018

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 September 24, 2018

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 September 21, 2018

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

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June 19, 2018|
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Response from garygA1134PV | Property representative |
We are moving to Faneuil Hall and should be open on JULY 1st, 2018
October 15, 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.