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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, Outdoors
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Owner description: This site explores the lives of two early American presidents, John and John Quincy Adams.

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Beverly, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you like history, this is a great spot. You can almost make a day of it and tour several Adams family sites in Quincy. If only time for one, you'll want to go to the main house. The tour is about an hour and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. You can go to a nearby church and see... More

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

With a guided tour of three historic building by knowledgeable members of the park service who pointed out interesting facts about both John Adams and John Quincy Adams. An excellent experience

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Surrey UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are a British couple who are great fans of tbe HBO series on John Adams. This 2 hour visit was really interesting. The very entertaining docents put a great deal of flesh on our superficial knowledge. They brought the family to life and were able to answer any question thrown at them. Even the 30 min intro video at... More

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Essex England
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49 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Really enjoyed our tours and the guides were really well informed. As a John Adams fan it was really impressive to walk in his footsteps. Whilst the artefacts are limited it's the power of the presence that is exciting. The guies were really informative and passionate about their presentations. Well worth the trip.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Spent the morning in Quincy touring Adams National Historical Park. This was part of our family's Boston/Philly Revolutionary History trip. Enjoyed seeing the birthplaces and homes of 2nd and 6th presidents. Tour guides were very informative and knowledgeable. We learned so much behind the scenes history during our 2 hour tour through their homes. Free parking (ticket validated at NPS... More

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Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Tours start at 15 minutes past the hour and are booked through the National Park Service Visitor Center located on Hancock Street at the Galleria. The trolley picks you up and transports you to the various sites of the former residences of the Adams' families. There is a fair amount of walking on this tour and there are steps involved... More

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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We booked tickets onto the $5 tour and were lucky to get one for just over an hour later. When we came back to the visitor centre to start it the rest of the day was sold out. We were even luckier that the other 4 people of our tour had got stuck in traffic and so we have a... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A friend recommended the visit and said they liked it better than the JFK Library. I remember thinking, well I won't feel the same. But I became curious and decided to see for myself. This National Park is easily accessible from Boston by car. I will have to agree that this was an amazing historic site and at $5 one... More

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Campbell, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Learning about our two presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, seeing the way they lived was educational. I never knew much about these presidents and now I have a new found respect for them and what they did. I was told at the end of the tour as we're standing in the library that John Quincy Adams represented the... More

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30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Park starts downtown where you have to sign up for a trolley to take you to the three houses on the tour. It cost $5 for adults to take the trolley to the houses. At the park office downtown, there is a very good film that is narrated by Tom Hanks and Laura Linney. It gives you a good... More

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