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The birthplace of John Hancock..

Now the home of the historical society and in easy walking distance to Quincy center to visit other... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2019
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colonial history of Quincy,MA 2018

Quincy Historical Society is a great place to stop into when visiting the historical sites in... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

Now the home of the historical society and in easy walking distance to Quincy center to visit other historical sites. Exhibition is set up for ease of reading and sequence of events. There is also quite a display about Howard Johnson - yes, the Howard...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Quincy Historical Society is a great place to stop into when visiting the historical sites in Quincy, MA. It has many historical papers, photos, items that were around back when President John Adams and family were living here. A lot of information to be found.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to really take in the history around the birth of Quincy & also the vital role it played in shaping this great country. Located right the center of Quincy, it's ideal for a visit before you do the Adams tour...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

The Quincy Historical Museum is located in the Adams Academy building, built in the 19th century and originally a boy’s school. On the ground floor is an exhibit,“Of Stones, of Ships, of Minds,” dedicated to Quincy’s granite and shipbuilding industries, and to its businesses Howard...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

There is so much history in Quincy to explore and experience, but no visit to Quincy would be complete with a stop and tour of the Quincy Historical Society. In fact, I recommend that it be your first stop as it is the best source...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

We had an hour to wait for our Adams Historical Site Tour so we wandered over to the Quincy Historical Society. It is housed in a quaint historical building that used to house an academy. The exhibits covered the history of the city, famous residents...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

I'm a big fan of local history, and if your research is about Quincy MA (home to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Abigail Adams), this small but fascinating museum is worth a trip. Located in a historic building that once housed a school called...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have to say first off that I am bias being a member of this society,but if you are interested in Quincy's history,this has a lot to offer. The museum is located in just one room but enough to give you an insight into local...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank John G
Reviewed November 11, 2015

The tour of the museum was great, the guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the families along with the history of the city. Great Tour I recommend this attraction.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Phillip B
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This small museum had a lot of information packed into a relatively compact place. If you are in Quincy I would recommend a stop here. The staff was very nice and informative.

Date of experience: August 2015
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