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“Tripadvisor is right, Adams tour #1 attraction, this #2 for sure”

United First Parish Church
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Quincy
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Owner description: United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious community. Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The entrance is a $10 donation. Here is where John and Quincy Adams are buried wih their wifes. You see their tombs downstairs, and the pew that belonged to the Adams' family among other interesting American historical data. Don't miss it. Check what hours the church is open so that you can coordinate tbe Adams' houses tour with this one and not have to wait like we did. If that happen to you, visit the cementery across the street from the church where some Adams relatives and other historical figures are buried. All things being equal, it is better to visit it after the church because they give you a map of the cementery indicating where the famous people tombs are located..

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

My wife and I were part of a small volunteer led tour group. She gave us some history of the building and of John, John Quincy and the other Adams family members. We visited the crypt were the two former presidents and their wives are buried. We were told that there is a wreath laying on the tombs on the president's respective birthdays which is probably worth a look. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful. They ask for a donation ($4 per person suggested). If you are in Quincy it is well worth your time.

2  Thank JE01
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stopped in the United Parish Church in Quincy, Ma, just across the street from the NPS shop. We learned about the history of this church/ congregation and the influence religion had on John Adams and his personal belief system. This belief system had a huge impact on the formation of the United States.

In the basement of the church is a crypt with the re-entombed bodies of John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy Adams and his wife Louisa Catherine Adams.

When looking up the church on- line you will notice that a Universal Unitarian Church is what the search results yield. This is the correct church.

The small tour of the church and a visit to the crypt are worth your time.

2  Thank chezcalais
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It's a gorgeous church! John Adams didn't attend this church, they tore down that one. John Quincy Adams did attend here. The graves are here in the basement of John, Abigail, John Quincy and Louisa (John Quincy's wife).

2  Thank Traveler09
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

A visit to the church where John and Abigail (as well as John Quincy and Louisa) are entombed is an essential part of the Adams pilgrimage. The tours are interesting and the visit to the tombs are inspiring, but be advised that the church gets very, very hot in the summer. We visited on a 90+ degree day and neither the tour of the Old House nor the walk between the two properties was as physically draining as being in the church for the 15 minute tour before we ventured down to the crypt.

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