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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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This is an excellent place to stop in while walking the Freedom trail. Ask about the "long S" while... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
High point of visit to Boston

What a gem! I learned so much from Tyler about printing. He showed me the type and how it is set... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 12 December 2018

Our only reason to give this a 3 stars is that we visited almost at the end of a very rainy day, so the prints were not working and there was no demonstration at all. Loved the staff in character!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is an excellent place to stop in while walking the Freedom trail. Ask about the "long S" while you're here. They have the best answer I've ever heard to explain it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

What a gem! I learned so much from Tyler about printing. He showed me the type and how it is set, then how the various presses work. Loved it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 348jeffg
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We walked into Faneuil Hall and were immediately greeted by Benjamin Franklin printing The Declaration of Independence. Authentic paper similar to that which was used in the original printing, and even the same machine that was used in 1776 was used to print replicas of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Mr. Gregory is very knowledgeable in his trade and Revolutionary history, particularly here in Boston. It is so wonderful to see historic trades being kept alive and presented back to the public.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jet213908
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tiermark
Reviewed 2 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cannonater
Reviewed 28 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan M
Reviewed 13 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.