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Adams National Historical Park

135 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169-1749
(617) 773-1177
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Quincy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Parks
Description: This site explores the lives of two early American presidents, John and John Quincy Adams.
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Aliso Viejo, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended the visit and said they liked it better than the JFK Library. I remember thinking, well I won't feel the same. But I became curious and decided to see for myself. This National Park is easily accessible from Boston by car. I will have to agree that this was an amazing historic site and at $5 one... More

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Campbell, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Learning about our two presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, seeing the way they lived was educational. I never knew much about these presidents and now I have a new found respect for them and what they did. I was told at the end of the tour as we're standing in the library that John Quincy Adams represented the... More

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Kentucky
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Park starts downtown where you have to sign up for a trolley to take you to the three houses on the tour. It cost $5 for adults to take the trolley to the houses. At the park office downtown, there is a very good film that is narrated by Tom Hanks and Laura Linney. It gives you a good... More

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Boston,MA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The tours of the houses were given by excellent tour guides. They were informative and friendly and took care to manage the group experience. The original homes are very interesting and the furnishings beautiful. Adams is close to home and this was our first time there. I'm glad we finally got to visit the park. Because we have senior passes,... More

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Holbrook, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a must see to all interested in American history. This place does justice to some of the most important people in early American history: John, John Quincy, and Abigail Adams.

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Orange, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The homes are historic and the guides knowledgable, but the key issue with visiting is timing. The tours leave once during the hour, on my visit it was on the quarter hour. I arrived 20 past and had to linger until the next departure. There is a 30 minute film to watch that parallels the John Adams series, voiced by... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great value! For $5 you ride the trolley to the birthplace of John and John Quincy Adams for a guided tour. The trolley takes you to Peacefield the family home. It was worth the price of admission by itself! TJ gave a great tour. 2 hours total. Worth every penny

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Maine
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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A little hard to find so look carefully for the brown "National Parks" signs around town. We parked at the Quincy History Museum free and walked over to the Adams National Historical Park on Hancock Street. The ranger had lots of useful information and we purchased our tickets and headed outside to await the trolley. Our first stop was "the... More

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Hickory Hills, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tours of the Adams homes, library, and garden. Transport by trolley was very convenient, tour guides were very knowledgeable, and price was right- $5 for about 3 hour tour. Well worth the stop. Visitor center was excellent, as well. Parking garbage was close by and Visitor Center validated the parking ticket for free parking.

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Douglas, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You can't beat having a trolley take you to each of your destinations at this site. The rangers were interesting, friendly and VERY knowledgeable. I am lucky enough to be able to get my pass for being 62 and plan to use it to see as many national park sites as I can! This place is a hidden gem.

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