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Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
Phone Number: (617) 773-1290
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Description: United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents...
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.
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Make sure to head downstairs.

A gorgeous church that has a pew owned by the original Adams clan. The main level is beautiful and the tour guide was clearly invested in the topic. The real gold is down below... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A gorgeous church that has a pew owned by the original Adams clan. The main level is beautiful and the tour guide was clearly invested in the topic. The real gold is down below where John and John Quincy, with their wives, are entombed. It's amazing to be standing there with two presidents and first ladies. It's also a great... More 

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Roy, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My mom and I wandered into Quincy thinking we'd look for the cemetery that John Adams was buried in. (We didn't do prior research) What a treat and an honor it was to discover that the United First Parish housed not only John Adams and Abigail, but John Quincy Adams and his wife! What was even more amazing is being... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This historic site is worth a visit. Make sure to sit in the Adams family pew to experience real history. Both John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams and their wives are entombed in the basement of this church. Read up on your history of the colonial era to really appreciate this experience. John Hancock was born just down... More 

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We travelled to Quincy from the Philadelphia area to visit the graves of John and John Quincy Adams. The guides at the church could not have been more gracious in showing us the graves and the church. As a functioning church being a historic site as well must present its problems, so we were delighted with how we were treated.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Tours are by donation, the day we went we only had about 15 minutes and the tour guide was not busy so he ran our tour to fit our schedule - it was delightful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The beautiful granite crypt of John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives is well kept and shown with the respect it deserves.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful church made from granite right in Quincy. The final resting place of both Adams Presidents (John & John Quincy) and their wives. They are in the basement crypt which is quite moving. The tour is about 30 min and covers the history of the church and many interesting facts about the Adams. There were some incredible original flags from... More 

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Quincy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This church is welcoming to all and attracts intelligent, open minded parishioners. It is also an architectural and historical gem.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not only is this a beautiful example of the brilliant use of Quincy granite and an amazing Plaster of Paris ceiling. It is also the final resting place of 2 U.S. Presidents and their wives. You cannot help but be moved when you visit the basement crypt.

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Essex England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The guides were quite incredible. They were so passionate and really informative. Whilst being in the John Adams pew was a real treat, and all the history in the Church was really fascinating, we then went downstairs to the crypt. As we looked through the grill the guilde opened the gate and we all were able to walk around the... More 

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Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
Phone Number: (617) 773-1290
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy

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