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Adams National Historical Park

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Address: 1250 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone Number: +1-617-770-1175
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's...

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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Docents Prepared But Occasionally Too Smug

All docents very learned about subjects and happy to share . A bit offputting when docent would ask questions to test our knowledge and the silence was uncomfortable while he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All docents very learned about subjects and happy to share . A bit offputting when docent would ask questions to test our knowledge and the silence was uncomfortable while he waited for answers . Maybe we should have read more before the tour .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a history buff and having lived in Quincy 48 years,I'm ashamed to say I never visited either of the houses situated in Quincy.It was just so interesting when I finally did so.The gardens and trees are exquisite and well worth visiting.I spent several hours there.The grounds keeper stated that Dorothy herself planted some of them.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here only because we saw the sign as we were headed to the Cape. The tour was excellent. I would recommend to anyone. There is a great 30 minute video which is very informative. There is a trolley ride to take you to the various buildings on the tour.

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

We were so impressed with the early homes, and the mansion at Peacefield. Excellent presentation by the ranger. Grounds and gardens superb. The stone library impressive. Trolly car takes you from the visitors center.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit three of the homes of the Adams family. Lots of history. Good tour guides. If you like history, you will like this. A trolley takes you from the National Parks office to the three homes. My wife, daughter, and I took the tour and enjoyed it very much. Just down the street a few hundred feet is the church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, this tour conveniently starts very near the Quincy Center subway stop. But we saw no signs directing us to the park visitor center, and we ended up walking to the left, all the way around a long building. Don't trust Google maps. So, when you exit the station, walk straight ahead and go slightly to the right. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous site to visit! My husband and I and our two teenagers loved every minute of this well run, very informative tour. Parking is in a garage at the national park building in town, and a trolley takes you from there out to the homestead. The house where John Adams was born, the house where he and... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 2 hour trip full of American colonial history and the inside stories to the Adams family and legacy. The Rangers offer detailed information. A delight for the history buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used our Golden age pass which saved us $10 each for the tour. There is a lot of construction in downtown Quincy so expect a little delay for the trolley. We enjoyed the introductory movie at the visitors center. The tour guides at each of the two stops were fascinating and they really knew their stuff The first stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are history nerds, so it stands to reason that we loved this tour. It starts with the farm family homes, which are now nestled in a neighborhood. The National Park Service did an excellent job with the tour and then we took our trolly to see the Peace Field home where John and Abigail spent their final days and... More 

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