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United First Parish Church

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Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169-5112
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United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has...

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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Very cool architecture from the 1800's and two dead presidents!

The United First Parish Church (a.k.a. "The church of the Presidents" is a classic not-to-be-missed historical stop when visiting Quincy. If the history and architecture of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The United First Parish Church (a.k.a. "The church of the Presidents" is a classic not-to-be-missed historical stop when visiting Quincy. If the history and architecture of the church itself doesn't impress you, the fact that two U.S. Presidents and their wives are buried beneath it just might.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I was entertaining visitors from Oregon, and wracked my brain to think of something they'd love. We got to the church minutes before it opened, but we didn't wait long. We had a personal tour for the three of us, and not only was it a beautiful church, but the crypts of the Adams presidents and their wives were mind-blowing.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Did not know about the Church of the Presidents until we went to the Adams Family Homestead visitor center and needed to wait for a short bit for the trolley bus to take us to those sights. When the Church of the Presidents was offered that we could walk right next door while we waited we jumped at the chance.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I were fairly surprised by our visit to this church - in a good way. Our tour guide was a member of the Unitarian congregation and thus shared about the church's history and some of its present story. The sanctuary is beautiful, and it was interesting to sit in the pews while learning about some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant tour was provided for small suggested fee of five dollars. The church is charming and plain in decor but it is of historical significance. The church was attended by both John and Abigail Adams as well as his president son and his First Lady. You can visit the final resting place of these prominent Americans in the basement.... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We decided to pop in and see the tombs only to find there is a guided tour which takes about half an hour. There is no fee but they do ask for a small donation, which we gladly paid. Our guide was so proud of the Church and history and he was very open to all our questions. We did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited after taking the tour of the historic sights. We were shown round by Janet, a real fan of John Adams. Janet was terrific, very knowledgeable and very engaging. This is an excellent visit for those interested in the history of USA.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I did not know about this church until the park ranger at the Adams National Historic Park announced that it had just opened (12:00 p.m. on a Saturday). I enjoyed the tour of the church, but was "blown away" by the tombs of the Adams -- John, Abigail, John Quincy, and Louisa. There wasn't a fee but I was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Popped in to have a look around and were given an excellent guided tour by staff who are very happy to share their knowledge and love of this historic church. There is a very interesting ceiling with an unusual perspective when viewed from different locations within the building. The highlight of the tour are the tombs of presidents John and... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Imagine being able to visit and touch the tombs of TWO presidents! A must-do if you visit Quincy. The whole area is surrounded by history - right across the street is a cemetery with the graves of soldiers from the Revolutionary and Civil wars! Do NOT miss!

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