Adams National Historical Park, Quincy

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Must see · National Park · Historic Site
Home to the birthplaces and residences of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the second and sixth presidents of the United States, Adams National Historical Park provides insight into the lives and times of these men and their families. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the area was hotbed of thought and planning during the turbulent years of the American Revolution. Join a guided tour for access to the houses and library; you'll also learn more about what you see in each room and the daily lives of the Adams family, whose descendants lived here until 1927. Get here early if you want to go on a guided tour; tour space is limited and they are very popular. Put Adams National Historical Park and other Quincy attractions into our Quincy trip maker app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not open due to covid but the grounds are open. Lots of history. The staff very accessible and kind and responded very quickly to email questions. Beautiful location. Very easy to find sites.  more »
  • This was farther out than we imagined. A long ride on the T o Quincy, and then a much longer walk to the Park from the T station. Should have done this earlier in the day, as by time we got there...  more »
  • It was Amazing! Definitely recommended. You even get to travel 250 years back in time and meet Adams himself in the flesh and bone. We must look like Aliens to him but he doesn't make it awkward at all!
  • Awesome stop. The parking situation is a little odd but makes sense once you know where to go. The two birth places are worth seeing but the peacefield house is the star of the show for sure. The tour guide Jane was probably the best guide I have ever had at a historic site. Super friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable (not to mention beautiful). As a great admirer of John Adams I was thrilled with this stop. I would also mention that hopping across the street from the visitor center to see the Adams crypt is also very much worth the time.

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