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Review of United First Parish Church

United First Parish Church
1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
(617) 773-1290
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Quincy
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Owner description: United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious community. Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

You get to see the actual tombs of John & Abigail Adams and John Quincy Adams and his wife. You find yourself whispering because you're underneath the church in a cold, quiet vault and its solemn and rather awe inspiring to think who's buried right in front of you. Well worth the modest donation the church asks for.

Visited October 2011
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“Interesting additional place to see while touring Adams National Historical Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

For $4 a person, you can sit in the pew that John Quincy Adams and his family sat in as well as see their tombs (his and his father’s) in the crypt within the church, beside those of their wives, Abigail and Louisa Catherine Both Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams were life-long members of the Church.. An interesting note: The day we were there was a few days after John Adams birthday (October 30). The tour guide indicated to us that the current president sends a wreath for each deceased president on their birthday. The wreath laid upon the crypt was red and white carnations with blue irises and a red, white and blue bow. The tour guide allowed each woman to take a flower from the wreath upon leaving.

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