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Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

(4.1/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • In the spring, when the dogwoods, cherry blossoms and magnolias are blooming, this cemetery is very park-like and beautiful. Peaceful, even right next to a busy road. Lots of history to be found here.  more »
Google
  • I walked by here but it was too peaceful so I kept walking.