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Adams National Historical Park, Quincy
(4.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Had a most wonderful and informative visit. The brief introductory movie is well done and a must see as you wait for the bus tour departure. Park Rangers Tom, Chris, Carol, Kiernan were at their best ...  more »
  • To start off, finding this place is a little tricky. You have to park in a mammoth urban parking garage and then find your way to the National Park Service room in the building lobby. Once there you b...  more »
  • We never knew much about the Adams Family but were very interested in learning all about them and seeing where they lived. The gardens were gorgeous and so well cared for. Would definitely recommend. ...  more »
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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.