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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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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
180 helpful votes 180 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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