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Adams National Historical Park, Quincy

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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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  • Finding it is tricky, but it is worth it. Loved the homes, gardens and especially the library. The first homes on the tour, we had a gentleman guide that obviously loved his job. He was a wonderful gu...  more »
  • If you are interested in Quincy/Braintree's two United States presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, this is a necessary visit. By going to the Visitors' Center in Presidents' Place Mall, park ...  more »
  • This is a very special place and a must go for any American history enthusiast. There are three houses and a fabulous library. 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Walk into history at the Adams National Historic Park. I loved every minute I was there. The guides are friendly and quite knowlegdable and they don't rush you through the homes. the gift shop is a bit pricey but overall I think its a great experience.
  • Very interesting! Nice tour but can be confusing since the tour doesn't start at the homes. Tour guides were friendly and very knowledgeable.
  • The tour provides such a great story of relatively humble beginning to such prominence. Stone library is amazing, but the home housed generations of Adams. The place has this great history, but an almost lived in sense as well. Been to many historical sites. This is one of the best so far.