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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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Uneven but totally worth it!

The Adams Historical Park is really three places in one. There's the Visitor Center where you start/end with the pre-requisite gift shop (only with some items actually worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Adams Historical Park is really three places in one. There's the Visitor Center where you start/end with the pre-requisite gift shop (only with some items actually worth looking into including a good number of books worth the money), the original Adams homesteads, and the John Quincy manor house. The original homes are steps away from one another and vary... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

John Adams was one of the founding fathers as well as a key figure for creating the United States of America. If it wasn't for him, we might all still be British. Go to the tour center, get on one of the tours. They have a shuttle that takes you to John's birth home, as well as the home where... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you're into history, you're really going to nerd out at the Adams National Historical Park. For $10 you take the trolley around to the three houses and get guided tours from NPS rangers at each one. All three tours were fantastic and very informational. The first two spots - the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams -... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a fascinating place for history buffs. You are taken by shuttle to 2 sites, the first being the birthplaces of John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, which are two 17th century saltbox houses only 75 feet apart on their original foundations. The second site is Peace field, the house John Adams bought in 1787. This house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a morning at the JFK Library, we headed to Quincy. The NPS doesn't disappoint!!! This was an excellent experience--educational and enjoyable. My favorite was the private library building at the Adams' last home. So glad we made the trip to Quincy!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Like usual ..3 kids..young in age and 1 12 yr old in tow. It was interesting to see and learn about the Adams family. My kids were amazed and delighted. The 1st tour guide was not as good as the 2nd one. My only issue was the timing of the tours. The one we missed began at 12:15p, so we... More 

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Perrysburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You will love walking through these homes. We were surprised that you do not see the homes at the address given and we thought we were at the wrong place. From the Historical Park on Hancock street you board a trolley and are taken to the homes. The area around the 1st two homes is so busy it is kind... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You get to tour three houses with knowedgeable guides, see a video and be transported to the sites via a quaint trolley. Plus, there is free parking in the garage. This is worth the small admission charge, and a great chance to learn more about our nation's history.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've been traveling across the US for about 6 months and have been to lots of historical sites and national parks. This one ranks in the top 10 mostly due to the enthusiasm of the rangers and volunteers. Also one of the few National Parks that hasn't been sub-contracted out to a vendor which means your Senior Pass (or other... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After having been rushed through both Mt. Vernon and Monticello (which I understand why we are rushed through) it was so pleasant to have a very intimate, leisurely tour at Adams National Park! Our tour guide, Robert, never rushed us and encouraged us to ask questions. Even our 2 teen-aged daughters were interested and enjoyed themselves! Robert led a wonderful... More 

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Additional Information about Adams National Historical Park

Address: 135 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169-1749
Phone Number: (617) 773-1177
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Quincy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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