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“The Summer White House”

Adams National Historical Park
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$80.00*
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal...
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Quincy
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Visiting the Old House at Peacefield would be the highlight of any visitor's trip to Quincy, Massachusetts. The Stone Library on this property is one of the most impressive buildings anyone could view. You can almost feel the presence of the former Presidents and their families as you tour this historical site.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

Incredibly well preserved properties and items from the multi century legacy of the John Adams family. It's a bit disjointed as you park in downtown Quincy (where Nat'l Parks office is located in a modern, antiseptic office tower [what, they couldn't have found one of the dozens of historic downtown buildings to set up shop?) then shuttle to the two locations, both of which are exeptional.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

My American History loving family reveled in our visit to the Adams homes. The rangers give great tours of these important sites. It's an easy ride on the T from downtown Boston.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ardelle
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Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The tour is simply terrific. It is a bit short on history but the park service guides are full of stories and local knowledge; they really complete the experience. The insight and experience from the three houses is remarkable and highlights the improvement in living standards and accommodations we enjoy in modern homes. Although I have read much on the family prior to the visit I suspect it will inspire many to learn more about the nations second President and his remarkable family.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank WJP2-1776
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

The rangers at the birthplace homes and at the Old House were all very knowledgable and friendly. There is a lot of history here and they did a good job of trying to relate various parts of the houses into events at various times. Parking in the garage was easy; I am guessing it being on the weekend helped that a bit. I wish they would allow at least allow non-flash photography inside some parts of the homes. But even without there is a lot to take in and learn here. and the garden is very pretty and manicured.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Bruce M
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