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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 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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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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103 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
Phone Number: (617) 773-1290
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy

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