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United First Parish Church

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Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
Phone Number: (617) 773-1290
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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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This is short tour, but very informative from a historic standpoint. This was the church of John and John Quincy Adams, and looks much like it did in their times. Both men and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is short tour, but very informative from a historic standpoint. This was the church of John and John Quincy Adams, and looks much like it did in their times. Both men and their wives are entombed below the church. You are able to visit the tomb. There is no charge for the tour, but they appreciate donations.

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the two blocks from the Adams Historic Park visitors center. I had idea that both President John Adams and John Quincy Adams are buried in the church. The church itself is beautiful and well maintained. The excellent tour is free but donations accepted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Adams' house so the tour of the church where the Adams worshipped in a liberal theology ( it wasn't a UU church in the 1820s) seemed fitting. Unfortunately John Adams didn't live to see it completed. The church ceiling is stunning & worth a visit as is the original pulpit--the Adams family purchase the use of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting! John Adams, Abigail, John Quincy and Louisa Adams are buried here. The church has an interesting history and very much ties into a visit to The Adams family homestead. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. She also recommended seeing the Hancock cemetery across the street, which was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were also waiting for the Adams tour and found this nice piece of history. We took the tour and our guide was very good. We learned about this amazing history of this church building and we were given a tour of the resting place of two presients and their wives. Well worth your time if you are waiting for... More 

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Seahouses, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place if you're in the area. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The crypt in the basement is a very moving experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a wait for our tour of the Adams homes and the Church was recommended to pass the time. Our guide was delightful and very knowledgeable. The church was lovely and we got to sit in the Adams pew. In the basement is the resting place of both presidents and their wives. On their birthdays a wreath is sent... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This church is the final resting place for Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives, Abagail and Louisa. The suggested donation is $5 per person and that is a bargain for the tour we were given. Initially it was only us until a small family joined us late. The guide was very knowledgeable about the church. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

You must go to the basement to see the burial sites of two US Presidents. It's a neat church, the basement is the main attraction.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was a great, brief tour telling the history of the church that the John Adams family attended. I visited directly after taking the NHP tour of the Adams homes and did catch one factual error given by the tour guide, but it was not a major error. The tour ended in the basement in the crypt of John Adams... More 

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