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Adams National Historical Park

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Adams House

Went to both houses on tour on the trolley. Both houses were incredible. Great docents to provide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milton, Massachusetts
Flashback to our country's beginnings - a gem!

We visited the three Adams houses which span from the 1600's to the 1900's - four generations. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison L S
Springfield, Massachusetts
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
+1 617-770-1175
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 19, 2003

We came to the Adams National Park without high expectations to do research for my son's fourth grade project. We had a wonderful time and learned so much about the history of this country. A park ranger gave us an enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour. She answered...More

9  Thank Journey25121
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Ironically, after traveling coast to coast and from Key West to Fort Kent, Maine in our pursuit to visit all the 413 National Park Service sites, my wife and I were wondering how the NPS finds so many committed, pleasant people, full time, seasonal, volunteers...More

4  Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the three Adams houses which span from the 1600's to the 1900's - four generations. The houses are still in the exact locations where they were built. The first two, beautifully preserved "saltboxes" are close together, for easy communication in winter and as...More

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The places you can visit from here will take about three hours. Adams National Historical Park is operated by the National Parks Service. Easy to get to despite being surrounded by the current City of Quincy, MA. This can also be reached by MTA from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park service doesn't make it easy to visit the site as it's accessed from the park service desk on Hancock Street in downtown Quincy. Once the tickets are in hand a bus takes you to two sites the first having two pre-revolution homes and...More

1  Thank indolawson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here 6 times and I learn/see something new every time! Four generations of the Adams family lived here. The items in the house belonged to them. The library is phenomenal! It contains several thousand books belonging mostly to John Quincy. Do not...More

Thank readeasy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed the 30 minute video prior to the tour - very well narrated (Tom Hanks Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti) The trolley takes you between the center and both locations. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and kind. Learning both about the Adams and life...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of our tour of the American Presidents, we brought my 7-year old son to the Adams National Historic Park.The NPS makes the visit easy with its trolley. But, more importantly, someone with an understanding of our country's history will be blown away with...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we came on this tour even though the weather was wet. The tour retraces the lives of the Adams family starting at the original saltbox home and finishing at Peacefield with it’s beautiful gardens. The restoration of all the properties gives you a...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Our fall trip had a goal of covering New England in 2 1/2 months. We didn't plan time I much around Boston. However, being a big fan of JOHN Adams I had to take the tour and visit this historical park. Sadly, I'm not one...More

1  Thank donna v
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Oldest Presidential home and museum in the nation. Excellent tour, information center, and gift shop. Gives you an appreciation for the way people lived in the pre- and post-Revolutionary period. Worth the visit just for the history, but the buildings are great too. If you...More

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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 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
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