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Adams National Historical Park

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Address: 1250 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone Number: +1-617-770-1175
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's...

From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation.

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Historical fun

Lots of fun! Every one was wonderful, beautiful houses! Love the presidential library! I learn something new every time I go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MargaretannCobe
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun! Every one was wonderful, beautiful houses! Love the presidential library! I learn something new every time I go!

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Beaumont, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You start at the Visitor's Center which is located downtown. the Visitor's Center is a little hard to find - you drive right past it. Look for the church with the cemetery across the street, It is between that light and the next, It is in an office building. There is free parking, If you are 60 or over with... More 

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Hancock, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a history buff the Adams National Historical Park is a must do. You not only visit the home of one presidents but two! Tour guides were well educated and very informative. So glad we stopped by!!

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Thank JoAnne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

a chance to look at the homestead of my 7th generation grandfather john Adams is priceless. I have been there about 4 times and the excitement of seeing the upstairs rooms and dining room where so many notable people came is engaging. the kitchen and surrounding dishware are all there to see. the history of the home is well explained... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I'm rating this average because despite our best effort to find information about this place, we were still surprised that it was closed during our attempt to visit. We are delving into Adams genealogical history and were very excited to visit this Historic Site. First odd thing is that the main center is located off of the historic site, beside... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife & I have visited this fine institution on several occasions starting with the trolley tour from Quincy Center to the old Quincy houses on Franklin Street & onward to Peacefield (the Presidential Summer House). The park tour guides in all the houses are exceptionally knowledgeable. Before anybody visits the Adams houses,check when they are open being a seasonable... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Adams National Historical Park is a terrific visit. As far as Presidential sites go, this is one of the best, and you get two for one - both John Adams and John Quincy Adams lived here. Terrific Federal docents give excellent tours. Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Wonderful grounds, gardens, etc. Tour guides were tops! I so enjoyed the library and the carriage house as well. The gardens are amazing and I am still speechless that there are trees and foliage from the 1600s! Worth your time!

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

What a great history lesson!! The NPS tour starts from the visitor center- which also has an awesome gift shop- lots of books!! You board a cool trolley and off you go!! Stopping at the 2 oldest houses and then ends up at the most modern estate of Peace Field. The Stone Library is amazing- my group all wanted to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

visiting the Adams National Historic Park brings you around to all of birthplaces and residences of US presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and their families. It's super interesting, but can be boring for little kids with short attention spans since the best part is listening to the ranger's stories about their lives in these old house and property.... More 

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