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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
135 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed touring all 3 homes within this unique National Historical park. It is a shame the town itself didn't do a better job of preserving more of the surrounding land near these homes.

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San Jose, California
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11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Three houses and property within a short ride of the visitors center in Quincy. National Park Rangers knew there stuff and were not boring. We went on a cloudy cooler day. I may skip this tour if temp is above 85 these houses have not been restored with air conditioning. $5 per person for free transportation and guide. Great 2... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you like your early American history, the Adams National Park is for you. The $5.00 entry fee not only gets you, a guided tour of all 3 homes, the visitor center and the Adams library, but transportation between them. The rangers are all knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic; they really seem to like what they do. The garden at Peace... More

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Vienna, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Early on July 13, I visited Adams National Historical Park, just seven miles south of Boston in Quincy, Massachusetts. The park includes the birthplaces of both John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, as well as the “Old House at Peace Field,” the house John and wife Abigail bought after returning from Europe where he was a diplomat. The... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

What a huge surprise! These 3 houses are all in the middle of a pretty big city. Totally unexpected! I wish I could tell you that it's easy to get to the visitor's center.......but it isn't. We literally lucked upon it! Once we parked in the parking garage and found the visitor's center all the rest of the traveling between... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been to this site other times in the past and have always enjoyed it. This trip the tour guide seemed to have developmental problems which certainly deserve love and respect, but which should not be put in charge of a tour of a national treasure with extremely limited abilities to relate to and communicate with the public. Great... More

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Toms River, NJ
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was an incredible experience. We opted for the trolley ride to each site and it definitely is the way to do it. Only $5 a person so it is not expensive by today's standards. The homes and the family library are impressive as great care is given to keep them 'original'. The rangers who spoke with us were well... More

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South Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have a goal of visiting all the presidents early homes. I can chalk off one more. John and Abilgail Adams. The Adams lived right on the Boston Post road and the road is still very busy. The land that they farmed, for their own use, is behind the house. You ride a trolly from their original home to their... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our family highly recommends the Adams National Historic Site. We only had time to visit the home and library - not the birthplace homes. The home contained many original furnishings and artifacts from JA and JQA. The library was quite a sight to see as well. The park ranger who gave us the tour was informative and very well educated... More

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Austin Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Don't miss this amazing historical site, as well as they original homestead which is close by. The historical park is run by the National park service. Wonderful guides.

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