Hancock Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Hancock Street in Quincy Square, across the street from the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after Reverend John Hancock (1702–1744), father of Founding Father John Hancock.The cemetery was founded c. 1640 (the date of the earliest documented graves), and is the only tangible remainder of the early settlement of the area. It was the resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives, Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams (respectively), before they were moved to the crypt in the United First Parish Church.The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.The cemetery markers and graves have recently been digitized on Google Maps and Google Earth.Make Hancock Cemetery a centerpiece of your Quincy vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Quincy trip itinerary planner.
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This cemetery holds fine examples of colonial and Victorian gravestones. Some are true works of art, with iconography typical of their eras (death’s heads, willows and urns). Reading epitaphs gives a ... more »
I have lived in the city all my life and find myself visiting this spot frequently, there is so much history displayed here. See for yourself! more »
This was a really cool walk into history. We had planned to visit the Adams National Park, but tours don't begin until April 19th. This was a moment to think about the perfect storm of great minds tha... more »
Historic cemetery with lots of Revolutionary-era gravestones to see.
I walked by here but it was too peaceful so I kept walking.
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