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United First Parish Church

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Address: 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169-5112
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+1 617-773-1290

United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has...

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.

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A Part of American History Worth Visiting

After completing my tour of the Adams National Historical Park, one of the park rangers suggested that I visit the United First Parish Church in Quincy to see where the Adams... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After completing my tour of the Adams National Historical Park, one of the park rangers suggested that I visit the United First Parish Church in Quincy to see where the Adams family worshiped and where the remains of John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy and Louisa Adams may be found in the church crypt. The tour, which lasts about... More 

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't planned on visiting the church but we were glad we did. We happened to have time before our tour of the Adams historic homes began. From the outside you can't really tell that the church has a beautiful dome. This is not the actual church John Adams attended although he did donate the granite to build the church.... More 

Thank CB1000
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The United First Parish Church (a.k.a. "The church of the Presidents" is a classic not-to-be-missed historical stop when visiting Quincy. If the history and architecture of the church itself doesn't impress you, the fact that two U.S. Presidents and their wives are buried beneath it just might.

1 Thank Ray T
Quincy, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was entertaining visitors from Oregon, and wracked my brain to think of something they'd love. We got to the church minutes before it opened, but we didn't wait long. We had a personal tour for the three of us, and not only was it a beautiful church, but the crypts of the Adams presidents and their wives were mind-blowing.... More 

1 Thank NotAFoodieButAChef
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Did not know about the Church of the Presidents until we went to the Adams Family Homestead visitor center and needed to wait for a short bit for the trolley bus to take us to those sights. When the Church of the Presidents was offered that we could walk right next door while we waited we jumped at the chance.... More 

1 Thank C H
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I were fairly surprised by our visit to this church - in a good way. Our tour guide was a member of the Unitarian congregation and thus shared about the church's history and some of its present story. The sanctuary is beautiful, and it was interesting to sit in the pews while learning about some of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A pleasant tour was provided for small suggested fee of five dollars. The church is charming and plain in decor but it is of historical significance. The church was attended by both John and Abigail Adams as well as his president son and his First Lady. You can visit the final resting place of these prominent Americans in the basement.... More 

Thank Tloc1986
Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We decided to pop in and see the tombs only to find there is a guided tour which takes about half an hour. There is no fee but they do ask for a small donation, which we gladly paid. Our guide was so proud of the Church and history and he was very open to all our questions. We did... More 

Thank Bernadette T
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited after taking the tour of the historic sights. We were shown round by Janet, a real fan of John Adams. Janet was terrific, very knowledgeable and very engaging. This is an excellent visit for those interested in the history of USA.

Thank Glen83
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I did not know about this church until the park ranger at the Adams National Historic Park announced that it had just opened (12:00 p.m. on a Saturday). I enjoyed the tour of the church, but was "blown away" by the tombs of the Adams -- John, Abigail, John Quincy, and Louisa. There wasn't a fee but I was very... More 

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