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Adams National Historical Park

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Adams National Historical Park

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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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Quincy AdamsBoston T27 min
Quincy CenterBoston T2 min
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Boston to Plymouth Small Group Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II
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Boston to Plymouth Small Group Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II

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Discover historic New England as you explore two iconic Massachusetts destinations on this full-day tour from Boston. Travel through Quincy, MA, the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, and journey along the state's South Shore coastal area on route to Plymouth. Explore the 400-year-old town's harbor, enjoy lunch (own expense), view Plymouth Rock, and tour Plimoth Plantation. You'll also board the Mayflower II and learn the fascinating history of the Pilgrim's.
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Bob W wrote a review Nov 2019
Portsmouth, Rhode Island266 contributions51 helpful votes
Went on the tour offered by the park service. Very well organized and all of the Park Service people and volunteers were great- very accommodating and knowledgeable. Nice gift shop and informative movie. The tram operated by the Park Service was excellent.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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George I wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangor, United Kingdom186 contributions196 helpful votes
This was our third stop on a bus tour around Boston. Not being from the USA, I knew almost nothing about the Adams family ( hangs head in shame). This family home is overseen by the Parks Department and the Rangers act as guides. Our tour started well in the library beside the main house, where we were treated to some quite enthralling historical stories about the origins of the family and the major intellectual role they played in drawing up the constitution after independence. They even had an original Mormon bible given by Joseph Smith himself.! After that the tour went downhill as we were passed to two of his colleagues in turn and rushed around the (not very large) homestead, ducking behind doors and empty rooms to avoid competing groups. The young ranger delivered the information at breakneck speed and obviously thought some of his comments were humorous. He was oblivious to his group, an older set of guest from the UK and Ireland who struggled to hear what he was saying and decode his accent. Not too disappointed with our visit as it had been a long day and delighted to learn a little US history. So do visit, but I don't know how you would avoid crowds of people as the site is clearly of such significance historically.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Abbybowwowmom wrote a review Oct 2019
Hayward, Wisconsin200 contributions52 helpful votes
I loved visiting this National Park. If you have a National Park pass, it will cost you $1 to get in. We ordered tickets on-line the night before which was convenient. The train ride from the city to the Park was easy. I loved seeing the home where John Adams was born and raised. The final home of John Adams was spectacular with the library, furnishings, artwork, dishes, etc, original to the home's owner. I was awestruck seeing the chair where John Adams spoke his final words. The tour guides were fantastic. I am so happy we spent the time on the two hour guided tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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James H wrote a review Oct 2019
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We spent most of a day touring the Adams birthplaces, Peacefield, the Adams Library, as well as the church where John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy Adams and Louisa Adams are interred. Our guides were great and we very much enjoyed the tour. Peacefield and the library are packed with actual Adams memorabilia. You will need tickets from the National Park Service (available online, and free, other than a $1 processing fee, if you have a NPS pass.) The day we went, they had plenty of walk-in availability, but this is not so during the summer months. Be sure to allow 30 minutes before your tour to enjoy the film that "sets the stage" for the tour. Highly recommend this if you can make time in your Boston visit. It is easily accessible by subway and worth the time.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IdaIllinois wrote a review Oct 2019
Illinois211 contributions180 helpful votes
Reserve the tour on line in advance since tours can sell out. Park in the high rise behind the Park Visitors Center in Quincy, MA for easy access to the area. The tour is around two hours; participants are transported on a trolley to the different areas which include the birthplace houses of John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams; the mansion, the Old House at Peacefield; and the Adams Library. The properties were in the Adams family for four generations, and as a result much of the furniture and other items are original to the family. The docents are National Park Service rangers who are excellent. The graves of John and John Quincy Adams and their wives are in the United First Parish Church about two blocks from the visitors center. In the NPS Visitors Center there is a great gift shop which features an excellent video.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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