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Adams National Historical Park

1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
+1 617-770-1175
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From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation. Please note: Adams National Historical Park is open for tours from April 19 through November 10 every year. The first tour leaves the Visitor Center at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour leaves the Visitor Center at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
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+1 617-770-1175
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Parks Service does a splendid job in honoring the memory of the family histories of America’s second and sixth Presidents. It was a pleasure to be part of a group of mixed ages, comprising seniors, parents and children, that was taken to see...More

Thank DeirdreD68
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour of Adams families three houses. Now we have a better picture of John Adams life and how he lived. The tour guides did an outstanding job of explaining the life of John Adams and his family.

Thank Vermontsteve
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Adams National Historical Park is a Presidential site worth seeing. The homes of both John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Terrific historical tour and guides.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Quincy and took the trolley tour to the 3 Adams' homes. We went mid-week and while public schools were still in session so had the trolley, the house tours and the attention of the Park Rangers all to ourselves. Parking...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a huge history buff, so this was right up my alley! Be warned that finding this place and parking is a bit odd. The National Park Visitors Center is in an office building in downtown Quincy, and you need to take a tour...More

Thank WJ2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Adams site while in Boston. Unusual setup where the starting point is inside of a major downtown Quincy building storefront. National parks tour... so use your parks pass if you have one. Tour is almost 2 hours total and takes you to a...More

Thank Briansc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Park is extremely well organized, with excellent rangers who guide the tour. It provides a great perspective on the era from the pre-revolutionary war through the mid 1880s. Three homes are featured, two early homes where John and John Quincy Adams were born and...More

Thank Podeen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site includes the Visitors Center, the houses where John Adams and John Quincy Adams were born, and "Peacefield," the newer nicer house that John Adams bought later. The separate "Stone Library" where they put their books to protect them from fire is interesting to...More

1  Thank Parabopete
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rangers on this tour were fantastic. The homes are full of interesting tidbits about life in New England spanning over 100 years, and the stories of the Adams’ family members, men and women, were fascinating. The library and garden are beautiful. But the rangers...More

Thank Melolexx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many NPS websites, I was confused how to visit this park in Quincy. You should start your tour at the visitor center, which is in a busy area and tucked into a corner on the ground floor of a large building (a hospital?)....More

1  Thank PhoenixRobin
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Kaleon628
September 21, 2016|
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Response from JLeslie22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The previous respondent is right. I have purchased tickets at the National Parks visitor center in Quincy Center, then I've driven to the "big house" at Peace Field and gone on the tour. There is plenty of on-street... More
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rwg7577
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Jessica P | Property representative |
You can take the subway, call the "T" in Boston. On the red line, get off at Quincy Center. Exit on the Hancock Street site. After walking across a green space you can then cross Hancock Street and arrive directly at the... More
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701nancy76
February 21, 2016|
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Response from nanaspansygirl | Reviewed this property |
Waiting time will vary with season. Fall shouldn't be bad. Worst wait times are the summer months. The visitor center has lots of information on history as well as a great gift shop & clean restrooms. Waiting flies by. You... More
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