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

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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Where John, John Quincy and wives are interred

This is a don't miss after your Adams home tour. When you come out of the visitor center it is to the left, on the same side across 1 light. It closes at 4. Much history is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Beaumont, Texas
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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a don't miss after your Adams home tour. When you come out of the visitor center it is to the left, on the same side across 1 light. It closes at 4. Much history is given by a volunteer, You are given the history of the church and taken to the basement where the 4 Adams' are enterred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

as a seventh generation grandson through Abagail's daughter Caroline marrying john peter de Windt, at president Adams home on sept 11, 1814, it gives me a real sense of my American heritage to be related to all of the amazing Adams through the generations. the sacrifice of both john and john Quincy are difficult to measure but safe to say... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The church tours are given no matter how small your group. We were 4 adults of which one was a HUGE history buff!! This friend was allowed to stand at the lectern and none of us will ever forget the look on his face. The inside of the church doesn't match the outside of massive Quincy Quarry Granite but simply... More 

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

To be allowed to enter the chamber where two Presidents and their amazing wives, John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams, are entombed was an incredibly moving experience. It is a connection with the past which one is rarely able to experience. The interior of the church is lovely and holds a beautiful surprise! Our guide,... More 

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Thank Jon H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I have visited a number of the presidents graves around the United States and have never been forced to pay to see the grave. She insisted that it was part of the tour and we needed to pay. The tour was very informative and it was only a couple bucks but really I feel something like that belongs to all... More 

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Howard Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is the only place where you will be able to visit the tombs of two Presidents in the same room! The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. The church itself is beautiful and well preserved. You almost feel like you are transported back in time! Its located right in the center of Quincy, a block away from the visitors'... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

United First Parish Church is a beautiful historical site in which a visitor can sit in the same pew as former Presidents of the United States. Also, the crypts on the bottom floor are the burial sites for John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams. A visit to this church would take no more than one... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I didn't realize the significance of this church until they told us about it when we purchased our tickets to tour the birth homes of John and John Quincy Adams and Peacefield. Its is right down the street. There is no charge to go in (donations appreciated!) and they do short guided tours after you check in. John and Abigail... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful church and cool to see the Adams' family tombs. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable.

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Thank Kari L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Quincy, I would recommend taking this tour. It would be good to do this with the NPS Adams National Park Historical Tour. It is very close by and you can get additional information about and see the final resting place of the second and sixth presidents.

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