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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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A 1st rate celebration of the 2nd President and his lineage.

The tour is simply terrific. It is a bit short on history but the park service guides are full of stories and local knowledge; they really complete the experience. The insight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The tour is simply terrific. It is a bit short on history but the park service guides are full of stories and local knowledge; they really complete the experience. The insight and experience from the three houses is remarkable and highlights the improvement in living standards and accommodations we enjoy in modern homes. Although I have read much on the... More 

North Miami Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The rangers at the birthplace homes and at the Old House were all very knowledgable and friendly. There is a lot of history here and they did a good job of trying to relate various parts of the houses into events at various times. Parking in the garage was easy; I am guessing it being on the weekend helped that... More 

Braintree, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Before you go I strongly suggest watch the HBO mini series, John Adams. You will ckearly b enjoy viewing where and how John but mostly Abigail Adams spent years alone on this vast home and land. You will appreciate what she had to endore to survive. While her Vice Presudent, Ambassador of France ect husband continued to do to better... More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Got the first tour (which I believe was 10:15). The tour group was around 10 people in total. You board a trolley and visit 2 stops: - First stop - 2 birthplace homes - the home tours are both 1 floor and you can take pictures from the outside. - Second stop (consider to be the much better one) -... More 

Cypress, California
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went there for the first tour of the morning. It was great because there were only 6 people on our tour. The tour starts at the house where John Adams was born and then goes to the house where John Quincy Adams was born. You get to these homes by taking a trolley from the visitors center. After visiting... More 

Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had trouble locating the tour starting point. I pulled the wrong address off the website and then used Google maps for the tour and ended up at the last stop on the tour, where a National Park employee gave us a map and the address to the visitor center to pay for and start the trolley ride. Once we... More 

England
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While researching this before my visit, I noted that the NPS website advised arriving early at weekends as these were busy days so I arrived at the visitor centre, very close to the station (I travelled on the Red Line from Boston) a few minutes before they opened at 9am. I was greeted warmly and purchased a ticket ($10) for... More 

Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although, we have lived in Massachusetts our whole life it wasn't until we had children did we go to this National Park. You tour three houses the Adams family lived in. Get to see what life was like back then. We also went back on the 4th of July for their reenactment of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.... More 

kentucky
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A must see for John Adams/history fans - trolley takes you to the 3 homes. Staff very knowledgeable - just wished I had more time to walk around the grounds. Amazing to see the Adams personal belongings -don't miss this!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Have visited over 50 national parks, historic sites, and battlefields around US. All have been enjoyable and educational. Adam's Historical Park is the exception as it is difficult to get to and unaccessible to anyone not able to meet the rigid policies of the Park Service. It is maintained as a private residence to a privileged elite at government expense.... More 

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