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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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Crypt of two presidents of the United States

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After touring Adams National Historic Park, this church next door is worth a quick visit. Besides the dome, the church itself isn't that interesting on the inside. But you get to see the crypt of the Adams family. There is a suggested donation of $4. Some reviews complain about being forced to donate, but I got the impression it was... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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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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