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United First Parish Church

1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
(617) 773-1290
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Ranked #2 of 8 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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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Living in Quincy, Ma. for many years it was long past time to see what visitors come from far away to see. This was one of many stops along the historical tour offered by The Park Service which we took and one of the most interesting. To actually be where two former presidents and their wives are buried was impressive.... More

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

As the parish member mentioned, the only time you can sit where a president sat. Specifically in the Adam's pew. The crypts where the Adams were buried were very interesting as well. The architecture of the church was amazing.

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

United First Parish Church has much to offer, from the wonderful visitor's program to the active community of churchgoers that meet here every Sunday morning at 10:30am. They are a vibrant and eclectic community dedicated to social justice, community outreach and promoting the history of this amazing church.

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Escondido, California
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55 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just took a tour here on Saturday at noon. This was the first tour of the day. The suggested donation was $4.00 per person, which I gladly paid. The church is both beautiful and historical. The tour guide gives you information about the history of the church, and the background of the Adams family. John Adams and John Quincy Adams,... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The entrance is a $10 donation. Here is where John and Quincy Adams are buried wih their wifes. You see their tombs downstairs, and the pew that belonged to the Adams' family among other interesting American historical data. Don't miss it. Check what hours the church is open so that you can coordinate tbe Adams' houses tour with this one... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were part of a small volunteer led tour group. She gave us some history of the building and of John, John Quincy and the other Adams family members. We visited the crypt were the two former presidents and their wives are buried. We were told that there is a wreath laying on the tombs on the... More

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West Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stopped in the United Parish Church in Quincy, Ma, just across the street from the NPS shop. We learned about the history of this church/ congregation and the influence religion had on John Adams and his personal belief system. This belief system had a huge impact on the formation of the United States. In the basement of the church... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It's a gorgeous church! John Adams didn't attend this church, they tore down that one. John Quincy Adams did attend here. The graves are here in the basement of John, Abigail, John Quincy and Louisa (John Quincy's wife).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A visit to the church where John and Abigail (as well as John Quincy and Louisa) are entombed is an essential part of the Adams pilgrimage. The tours are interesting and the visit to the tombs are inspiring, but be advised that the church gets very, very hot in the summer. We visited on a 90+ degree day and neither... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This old church has been here a long, long time. John Adams and his family, including his son John Quincy Adams, are buried in tombs in the lower part of the church. The family perch is still there with their names on where they sat every Sunday in church. Really great place to visit.

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