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Located just seven miles south of Boston, Quincy is one of the most historical cities in Massachusetts. Quincy (pronounced "Quin-zee"), known as the City of Presidents, is home to the second and sixth presidents of the United States; John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
The largest historical site in the city is The Adam's National Historic Park http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm. The 13-acre park includes the stately Adam's mansion (the Old House at Peace Field), as well as the humble birthplaces of both presidents (located 4 miles from the mansion), the park visitor center, and the United First Parish Church containing the Adams' family crypt.
Begin your visit at the Visitor Center at 1250 Hancock St., which is in the President'e Center building. There is a parking garage in te back. You can park on the street, but street parking is limited to 1 or 2 hours. The Visitor Center has some background information on the park as well as a gift shop. You can buy tickets for tours of the birthplaces and the Old House. The $5 adult ticket includes a trolley that takes you to the sites and returns you to the visitor center. The entire tour takes about 2 hours.
While not part of the Park Service facilities, the United First Parish Church and the Hancock Cemetery are across the street from the Visitor enter. The church is final resting place of John and Abigail Adams, and John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams. The Hancock Cemetery has the graves of several generations of Adams ancestors and the father of John Hancock.