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Adams National Historical Park

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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...more
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short ride on the T to get to Quincy. Get to the visitor center early to get your tickets. They are well worth the price. You then get on a trolley and it takes you to John Adams’ birthplace and John Q...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PhillyGirl1215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the house of John Adams was great. House is kept well. We also walked the grounds. Very peaceful and reflective of over 200 years ago.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnbW4752JD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be one of the areas best kept secret. Because it's a national park, the bus ride is minimal. Wonderful tour, don'r miss it. Have been there twice

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank drverrico
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We went here after a VA appointment in Jamicia Plains. From the trolley ride to the park rangers knowledge it was such a great day. Seeing the Adams homestead and the library on the grounds. Here is some pictures. We are going back in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy S
Reviewed January 19, 2019

This is an amazing find. We drove up from the Cape and saw both the original birth places, and the family home. The collections in the "big house" are phenomenal, and we wonder why they are not in a museum quality setting. It was another...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

The National Park Service has done a fantastic job in bringing the Adams Family's estate to life, making for one of the best and most affordable tours in the Boston Area. Best of all, it's only 30 minutes from South Station via the MBTA's Red...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Make sure you plan for the time it takes to travel by trolley to the locations. You won't be disappointed. Presidential history is always interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed December 23, 2018

We took some relatives visiting from Ireland, and the tour guide was amazing! He could answer everything and offer additional info. It was really interesting, scenic and engaging. Loved it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed November 29, 2018

For those who have been to Mount Vernon, Monticello and/or Montpelier this will not disappoint. An added plus is you see three homes (John Adam's parent's home, his first home and then his Peacefield property). Also you get to check-off two Presidential homes, John and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank found t
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went to both houses on tour on the trolley. Both houses were incredible. Great docents to provide historical information and answer questions. A lot to see, especially the Library.

Date of experience: March 2018
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February 25, 2019|
Response from jessicapX562DY | Property representative |
The grounds surrounding the historic homes are open from dawn to dusk all year, so you will be able to visit to take photographs. At the visitor center there is a 30 minute film which will give more insight on the homes and... More
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
August 22, 2016|
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Response from jessicapX562DY | 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