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Hancock Cemetery

Address: 1307 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Quincy
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

With still-legible stones dating from 1640, Hancock Cemetery is a small area of the city's past. Here you will find the grave of the man from Wollaston after whom the city was named, a monument (erected in 1932, if my memory serves me correctly) to the men from Quincy who served in the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Lovely cemetery holding some very historic graves of early New England residents, including Quincy, Adams and Hancock graves. Get a map of the graves from the church across the road and you'll know where to find everyone.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wandered in under the arched wrought iron gate to view a very different cemetery. Small and easily walked along a path under spectacular maple trees which must be hundreds of years old. Their roots are making the path a bit bumpy. Looking at the gravestones makes me wonder how much time it must have taken to carve all the information... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

very historic great for history buffs convient location right in downtown Quincy can get there using public transportation

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Huntsville, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

An interesting walk through an historic cemetery. Graves dating back into the 1700's and a beautiful pink dogwood tree.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It's small but charming and interesting. It would be good to have a map so you can locate the graves of the famous people. If you're interested in the Adams family, it's a must along with First Parish Church and the Park service. It is of course a Burying Ground and not a cemetery - it's far too old to... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

While in town, went to visit this cemetery where my 10th Great Grandfather is buried. RIP Great Grandfather Henry Adams. Lovely tombstones. Just wished that it was not so snowy and cold so that we could have enjoyed it more. Very interesting burial "mounds" along sides of this cemetery. Worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Interesting to see the site where some of the Adams family were buried. Worth the few minutes to walk around.

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Quincy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tour the cemetery during the day, ideally with a guide who can show you the specific points of interest. It's a convenient location just across Hancock St. from The First Unitarian Church and a short walk to the MBTA subway line.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a beautiful and historic cemetery close to downtown Quincy Center, across the street from the United First Parish Church. Recommended!

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