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Address: 1307 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
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A walk back n time

A real trip back into America's history is a walking tour of The Hancock Cemetery in Quincy center. Although we have lived here in Quincy our tour was my first to this real life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A real trip back into America's history is a walking tour of The Hancock Cemetery in Quincy center. Although we have lived here in Quincy our tour was my first to this real life historical place. Some head stones date to the earliest times in our countries history--the 1600's. To add to your visit to "The City of Presidents" do... More 

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

In this small cemetery in Quincy are the original graves of John Adams and John Quincy Adams before they were relocated across the street. Its a quick stop with some on street parking available so stop and take in this final resting place of some of our revolutionary leaders.

1 Thank Dave4008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cool Grave Stones ( no grave stone rubbing allowed for historical preservation) take the time to walk through and photograph to your hearts content

Thank DetailMom
Olympia, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is an old cemetery. If you can find a guide to the graves, this would make your tour easier. Many of the stones are hard to read. Some are in need of repair. The cemetery is located just across the street from the Adams National Historical Park on Hancock St. and very close to the T Station.

1 Thank mdcwa
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of busy Quincy Center lies the resting place of Patriots such as John Hancock and many other founding fathers. Many of the historic gravestones were recently restored, and a larger restoration is also planned. Be aware that there is a huge construction project going on right next door at old city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just being amongst such old graves is a privilege but when you look down and recognize some of the names history becomes personal. The Church of the Presidents is just across the street, yu must see it!

1 Thank Gregory M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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 

1 Thank DonnieIT3418
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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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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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