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Adams National Historical Park

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Address: 135 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169-1749
Phone Number: (617) 773-1177
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Description: This site explores the lives of two early American presidents, John and...
This site explores the lives of two early American presidents, John and John Quincy Adams.
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An interesting anad educational experience

Living locally, we never considered visiting this National Park, but we're glad we did! A 2-hour trolley tour with guides visited the old homes of John Adams and John Quincy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Holliston, MA
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Holliston, MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Living locally, we never considered visiting this National Park, but we're glad we did! A 2-hour trolley tour with guides visited the old homes of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and the library with thousands of books. We enjoyed the presentation; guides were knowledgable.We started at the Visitors' Center-new and informative (with restrooms), and the trolley took us to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There are 4 buildings in the homestead of President John Adams and his wife Abigail which has been diligently preserved. After reading the McCullough book I had to see it. The tour is a couple hours the guides have an intimate knowledge of the Adams story and take the time to answer questions. It is open seasonally on April 19... More 

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Linden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

First be sure to get directions to the visitors center. You will have to park in the parking deck..but the visitors center does valudate. The tour is truly 2-3 hours. You will see 4 buildings. Worth the trip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

John Adams, in my humble opinion, is the under-appreciated Founding Father. As a history buff, it was thrilling to see his place of birth and the home he lived in during the years of the Continental Congress (and from which Abigail wrote so many letters). I got to see the inside of those two homes but did not get to... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Outstanding tours at all three houses. Tour leaders were exceptionally well-informed. The trolley took us from site to site, and the gift shop had a very interesting and informative film which we viewed before our tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The homestead is exactly as it would have been if President John Adams and Abigail were living there today. The guides have an intimate knowledge of the Adams story and take the time to answer questions. I wish there were better parking for the site.

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Calhoun, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Adams House was a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Carol, was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was a great value and a must do in Quincy.

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Boston MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is open seasonally only so in 2015 it opens on April 19 . ends in early November. As a local ,a visitor used to be able to stop into either location directly but now people must go to the NPS office which is on the left side of the huge building across Hancock St when you take the T... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was definitely worth the trip to Quincy (which is easily accessible with public transportation). I combined this site with a stop at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (also accessible from public transportation). The park rangers did a great job of presenting the Presidents John and John Quincy Adams and their families in context.

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BOSTON MA,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

II just finished David McColough's book " John Adams ' it made the revisit so ethereal He was a true patriot .

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