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United First Parish Church, Quincy

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  • A nice tour of the historic church and burial site of Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams and wives.  more »
  • We had a great docent take us downstairs and showed us models of previous churches (that go way back to 1639) and told us about the 'new' one there now. It's the resting place of 2 presidents so well ...  more »
  • This is a private association church which appreciates donations for admission. Docents show the Adams and Quincy pews and explain the church's history. In the basement is where John and John Qunicy A...  more »
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  • My tween daughter and I visited here on July 7 while also visiting the Adams National Historical Park across the street. 1. To begin with - the crypt is downstairs. First there is a presentation in the church which describes (in my humble opinion) in a bit too much detail every last bit of information of how the church was constructed. 2. After that you walk down the stairs into the crypt and see a very beautiful Adams burial site for President John and First Lady Abigail and President John Quincy and First Lady Louisa. 3. There are three American flags. a. As requested by himself, the one over John's coffin is the one from his time period b. As requested by himself, the one over John's Quincy's coffin is the one from his time period c. Right outside - at the gate going into the crypt - there is a modern American flag. 4. I asked the guide if there was ever a time when the flags were not displayed (as noted in several reviews found here) and she said, "Certainly not - this is a Presidential burial ground. We always display the flag proudly and also have the two earlier American flags over the coffins." The tour took about 20 minutes; I recommend the stop.
  • It is unfortunate one is required to be chaperoned in order to gain access to the Adams crypt. If you want to skip the full tour you can try to catch the end of the tour when the crypt is shown. They do ask for a donation but it was not required. Once inside the crypt they do give you all the time you need to take photos and/or have a moment of silence. Besides having to wait until the end of the next tour to gain access to the crypt I enjoyed the experience.
  • Everything John Adams stands for screams America. Free America gave him the opportunities to do what he did In his life. He would be ashamed to not see a flag over his grave today. Put up the flag!!
  • Put up an American flag. Or stop advertising John Adams a founder of our nation. You are very unamerican.
  • Anti-Americans guarding a founding father! Put up the flag!!

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