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United First Parish Church

1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
(617) 773-1290
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Quincy
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious community. Our church is... more » Owner description: United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious community. Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This tour was given by a volunteer and took about 30 minutes to go round the main church, pews and alter, followed by the Presidents crypt where John and John Quincy Adams and their wives are buried. Knowledgable guide and interesting to see the flags with the different numbers of states in the unions between the two deaths. The church... More

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Boston,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's breathtaking to see the actual crypts of the two presidents and first ladies. So solemn and serene. Our excellent guide, Deb, did a wonderful job with the limited time we had, to point out the beauty and history of the church. She answered all questions and added to a very moving experience. Prior to visiting the church, we took... More

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I loved this place because it is the one of the very few if not the only place where you can touch the tombs of Presidents: John and John Quincy Adams, and their wives, Abigail and Louisa Catherine Adams. You'll never get a chance like this anywhere else. Just make sure that you go during the open season of May-October.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After touring Adams National Historic Park, this church next door is worth a quick visit. Besides the dome, the church itself isn't that interesting on the inside. But you get to see the crypt of the Adams family. There is a suggested donation of $4. Some reviews complain about being forced to donate, but I got the impression it was... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While the church and its history are of themselves interesting, the chief attraction is the crypt, where Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives are buried. A guide did a fine job explaining the history of the church and of the burial of the two presidents. If you're visiting the Adams National Historical Park this church is... More

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connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had some time after the tour of the Adams' homesteads so headed down the street to tour the church. About a 5 minute walk from the Park Visitor's Center. There were only four of us on our tour so we were able to engage in conversation with the guide as we toured. Main attraction is the crypt downstairs where John... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is criminal for a private concern to be allowed to highjack a National treasure such as the graves of 2 presidents and refuse to allow anyone to even take a picture of the graves without a "contribution" to a supposedly religious organization. I have been to every presidential grave in the country and every time I have asked if... More

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the church where 2 Presidents are burried. It is a lovely building with an illustrious history. The $4 entrance fee is a bargain for a guided tour.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were the only visitors to the church and there were two tour guides. Not crowded at all. Lots of history here. Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams, along with their wives are buried here. Donation only

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I'm really echoing what others have to say, that visitors to Quincy should definitely see the Adams National Historic Park first, and to get the full story, see UFPC, which JQ Adams attended.The previous church on the site was attended by John Adams and John Hancock; the minister was Hancock's father. The church has tremendous history going back to the... More

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