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. See Adams National Historical Park and all Quincy has to offer by arranging your trip with our Quincy trip maker app .
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  • We live near the Adams National Historical park but never visited until recently. The tour was informative and fun. Try to visit in the spring when the amazing garden is in bloom.  more »
  • A great experience, especially if you are a history buff or even just interested in the former president's life.  more »
  • Must go here if you are in Quincy. Take the trolley that's starts at Quincy center and get ready for some exciting history lessons. Quincy is the city of presidents.  more »
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  • Guided tour in 2 historic houses with a trolly. Very informative and a great guides. There is a very good movie in the visitor center, and very good kids activity. Be sure to ask here or in any other no for the junior ranger activity book.
  • I’ve recently found out that since my wife’s grandmother passed away last year and a ancestral book was given to my wife that her grandmother was an Adams and my wife is the great great great great granddaughter of John Quincy Adams. The book traces the ancestry to my wife’s Father. Now how cool is that. We are planning a trip there in August 2018.
  • Everyone who worked at the park and visitors center were absolutely perfect! They were caring and courteous. They took time out to answer my questions and help me navigate the city, I'm not a local. They also offered more Adams sites off the tour that I may enjoy. I am definitely coming back.
  • Parking at the President's galleria is free if visiting the Adams visitors center. Trolley will take you to the different sites for $10. This is also the only way to tour the inside of the houses.
  • It's $10 per person and you can only view houses by trolley. It's feels a little rushed. Not much time to snap photos or videos outside because they shuffle you back on the trolley for the next group. So as soon as you step off the trolley on both stops make sure to start snapping away photos and videos. No photos or videos are allowed inside any of the houses. They forgot to tell us that on all house tours today. Go to YELP for better reviews and photos. It's easier to upload multiple photos there
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