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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 spot!

Presenters were really into their roles. Very informative for a quick stop along the Freedom... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tampa, Florida
Great display

They are printing the Constitution and making it relevant by comparing the technology from then and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 days ago

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

Thank MikeTampaFL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank AKT0707
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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.

Thank HistoryTeacher07
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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
Reviewed July 29, 2018 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

1  Thank Graeme M
Reviewed July 26, 2018 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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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.