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Adams National Historical Park, Quincy

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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. Make Adams National Historical Park part of your personalized Quincy itinerary using our Quincy holiday planner.
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  • Situated in the City of Presidents on a beautiful multi acre lot ,this property l is a history lesson in itself. In addition to the amazing home and a separate library and museum it is a must for all ...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Very informative guides. Easy to get to and great diner down the road for lunch.  more »
  • The guides were very good and told many stories when asked questions. You actually got to walk into the rooms and you felt you learned good information.  more »
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  • This is a wonderful site. Be aware it is very disjointed it does not start at home. You must start at the visitors center and take a trolley to get the full story. The park folks do a wonderful job. The town of Quincy is a crazy layout and hard to make your way around. You'll need your Google maps at the ready. Too bad urban growth was allowed to smother this historic site.
  • Great docents. Abigail's flower garden is amazing. Don't miss John's library on the grounds.
  • In order to tour this park, you must go on a two part guided tour that leaves from the visitor center is downtown Quincy. Here are the two parts of the tour: 1. The birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Simple homes with some period pieces. 2. The family's estate. This home has housed 4 generations of Adams' and has almost all of the existing family heirlooms. The house and its history is nothing short of incredible.
  • I love Presidential sites, and with this one, you get two for one. The shuttle service between sites was well organized. The four buildings on the tour are very well interpreted and maintained. My only regret is that I couldn't see the video at the HQ. If you go, park in the garage, take your ticket in, and the ranger will validate it so your parking is free. Otherwise you pay about $9 in that garage. Also, the church where both presidents and first ladies are entombed is across the street from the HQ, so don't miss that. It's not part of the park because it's still in use as a church.
  • Excellent tours and historical homes. The tour covers three Adams homes. The first smaller homes mostly have period pieces inside but that's because the final home has all their original furnishings.