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United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious...
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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.
"I am a John Adams fanatic. This was like my own pilgrimage to the home of my favorite historical figure. I went by myself on an extra day of vacation before meeting up with family. I have been desperately trying to get back to visit again. Two of the three houses are nothing necessarily that spec..."ial unless you are crazy like me; but Peacefield, the last house where several generations of the family lived was AMAZING. Also on the tour is JQA's presidential library, which was also fantastic. Everything is original to members to the family. This includes the wallpaper (which is falling apart) because due to an agreement between the Adamses and the Park Service, nothing can be changed other than areas with structural damage (floors, roof, etc...)
A few important things to know... you have to have tickets to be on the tour of the buildings... You get tickets at a visitor center in downtown Quincy. Parking was tricky to figure out. However, from the visitor center, you take a tro...
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"We took a trip to Boston, and I am so happy that we took a side trip to Quicny. I am a bit of a history buff and to actually SEE the old Adams' houses and see where John and Abigail lived their retirement years was such an honor. The guides on this tour were also particularly well educated. You c..."an tell that they are passionate, and that they really care about the history that happened there.
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