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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 8 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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was a really interesting site. You get to see three houses: the house of John Adam's father, John Adam's first house, and Peacefield, his mansion. It's amazing how simple the first two houses are, and how beautiful and opulent Peacefield is. There aren't many artifacts in the birthplace houses, but Peacfield is remarkably well preserved, with many original items.... More

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Weirton, WV
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am a big history fan and after reading John McCullough's book on John Adams, knew I wanted to visit here, while in town to catch a Red Sox game. You start at a visitor center and are transported to the birthplace of John Adams and a second house where he resided after his presidency. Goosebumps while in side, the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I visited the Adams family homes with two teens this summer. As others have mentioned, the Visitors Center was difficult to find initially. I did not expect it to be located in an office building, but parking in the garage behind the center was ample and free. The tour itself is a bargin. Adults pay $5 and children 16 and... More

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Omaha, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It may sound strange, but John Adams is my favorite founding father. We stayed in Quincy partially so we could visit the Adams site. Finding the visitor's center is a little strange, because it's in an office building in a congested area, and is difficult to reach for an out-of-state driver. Once you do find the visitor center, there is... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Quincy is one of the most difficult towns to get around in, for this tourist, but once we found the (poorly marked) Visitors Center for the Adams tour, we were on our way. After parking in the lot behind the building, we hopped on the Trolley about 10 am. - it's probably a much more crowded wait as the day... More

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east coast
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did the trolley thing, so they drop you off at 2 stops- to see 3 houses. The first 2 houses (the old Adams house) was small, hot and not much air circulation. The ranger talk was typical "read-from-book" tour. Would suggest that they walk and talk rather than make you walk around house and then stand in one room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A proud native of Quincy I can't help but brag about this great home. The tour guide was very polite & knowledgeable and pleasant. Anyone visiting the Boston area should stop by and enjoy this very historical home & tour.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the birthplace of John Adams, John Auincy Adams and the family home of those two plus Charles Francis Adams. The birthplace homes are small and do not contain much original to the house. Peacefield, the home where the three generations lived, is very well kept and almost the entire house is furnished with original belongings. Charles Francis Adams... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was 'my' stop on our family trip to Boston this past July. I wanted to see John & Abigail Adams' home and was so pleased with how much history is preserved here. The Adams family kept living here until the 1920's & then it was donated to the Nat. Park Svc. There is a trolley ride that takes you... More

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Nixa, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a great tour. NPS has an efficient system. Park in the parking garage and they transport you to the sites on a trolley so no parking issues at sites. Good information from park rangers.

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