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Adams National Historical Park

1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
+1 617-770-1175
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Founding Fathers House.

We found out that my wife is related to the Adams family and decided to see for our selves their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James T
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Mesa, United States
John Quincy Adams

I have taken tour several times, very interesting family history. The fact that Abigail lived in... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Mary F
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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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.
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1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found out that my wife is related to the Adams family and decided to see for our selves their history. We learned so much about them and the way they lived. This home was the summer White House while John and John Quincy Adams...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have taken tour several times, very interesting family history. The fact that Abigail lived in the same town that I live in makes it even more special

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Saw this two or three times, but decades ago. Great sense of Massachusetts versus, say Virginia's Mt Vernon and Monticello. Both Jefferson and Adams were great readers, though Jefferson's bookstand is a great visual. Adams' bookshelves, more sedate. By the way, Machiavelli did not approve...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We wanted some real history with facts and narratives and you get it here. We learned about the 4 generations of Adams'. Toured their homes and saw how they lived. Really learned about their love of our country. I don't think I've ever been through...More

Thank crazywish
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Boston area. You park your car and are then shuttled to the two sites for the homes. The National Park Service rangers are very informative and do an excellent job sharing the history of...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We took the early morning tour (9:15AM) on a Sunday. There are two main stops of the tour: half an hour at the birthplaces of the two presidents, then a one hour tour of the larger estate lived in by four generations of the Adams...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I found the tours at the Adams National Historical Park to be fascinating and very informative. There is a tour of the birthplace of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. The tour ends at the 'retirement' home of John Adams - Peace Field....More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The staff was very helpful in understanding Adams roll and bringing stability to our new nation. The first Adams had connections in Europe because he was an ambassador. I wish I had had more time to visit.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The park consists of three historic houses, an historic library and the modern visitor's center. The houses feature one where John Adams was born, one immediately adjacent that he purchased and his retirement home - Peace Field. You cannot just park and walk in (no...More

Thank EdwinKelly2
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The National Park Service is offering an outstanding guided tour of Adams National Historic Park. Transportation is via trolley; we visited the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the Old House at Peacefield and the marvelous stone library. The narrations by the Rangers...More

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Kaleon628
22 September 2016|
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Response from JLeslie22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The previous respondent is right. I have purchased tickets at the National Parks visitor center in Quincy Center, then I've driven to the "big house" at Peace Field and gone on the tour. There is plenty of on-street... More
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rwg7577
22 August 2016|
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Response from Jessica P | Property representative |
You can take the subway, call the "T" in Boston. On the red line, get off at Quincy Center. Exit on the Hancock Street site. After walking across a green space you can then cross Hancock Street and arrive directly at the... More
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701nancy76
22 February 2016|
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Response from nanaspansygirl | Reviewed this property |
Waiting time will vary with season. Fall shouldn't be bad. Worst wait times are the summer months. The visitor center has lots of information on history as well as a great gift shop & clean restrooms. Waiting flies by. You... More
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