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Hancock Cemetery

1307 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Quincy
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Louisburg, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We searched for ancestral graves in the Hancock Cemetery while in Quincy. The setting is right downtown in Quincy close to the national park office and places to eat. It is so interesting to view and read inscriptions on historical graves and this is a lovely and peaceful resting place. John and Abigail Adams' family members are buried here along... More

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Galena,IL
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We strolled through this historic cemetery in about 30 minutes. There are many tombs built into the sides of the what look like man-made mounds along the perimeters of the cemetery. They seemed to be family plots perhaps. We noted the graves of many children, some from well-known family names associated with the area. The inscriptions and art work on... More

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Lancaster Co., VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Walking through this peaceful old cemetary was like revisiting history. The names on the simple stones jumped out at us--so many heroes of the revolution and early colonial history. This is a beautiful place to pause during your tour of revolutionary Quincy to drink in the feeling of peace and national pride that this place represents.

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