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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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Toms River, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rockland ma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

As a lifelong MA resident, I grew up less than 3 miles from these sites, driven by them daily and never visited. What a surprise to find out the tour for myself and 2 kids was only $5! The entire tour takes about 2 hours. There's an opportunity to watch a short film in the visitor's center if you arrive... More

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raleigh, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had no idea John Adam's house was available for touring until after watching the HBO miniseries. I googled Peacefield to see if it was still standing and I saw that all 3 of his homes are available for touring. 5 years later I finally made it here and it was worth the wait. I have toured Monticello, Mt Vernon,... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I are huge history buffs and this is one of our favorite tours in the country. We were especially blessed to have a park ranger do the tour at Peace Field who is a PhD candidate doing a dissertation on some aspect of John Quincy Adams' career. He was fabulously informative. This is a "don't miss" if... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a well-run site of the National Park Service. There is a comfortable shuttle that takes you to 3 Adams-related house. The guides at the houses are wonderful, and the Adams Old House especially is a must-see for any history buff. The library and gardens there are spectacular as well.

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Boston, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The rangers do such a great job at this historical park. The film in the visitor center is professional quality. The trolley takes you to three locations: the Adams birthplaces and the later home of the Adams--Peacefield with its lovely gardens and library. Be sure to check the website for future special events. I have attended some of the events... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A definite requirement for anyone in the Boston area interested in colonial history. The name is misleading because there is no park, per se. One meets at a small storefront, one the ground floor of an office building,in the center of Quincy where there is a small exhibit, a movie, gift shop and restrooms. There is a parking lot adjacent... More

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