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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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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The saga of the four generations of service to the United States rendered by this family, and the legacy which it has left us are actually well beyond any others. For such noble citizens to be so dedicated, while humble, loving and tender in their...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 4 days ago

go in spring when the Daffodils are in bloom, And the Library is awe inspiring with the hand written volumes from our founding fathers

Thank Gayle D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting historic homes. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was very convenient. There is a parking garage next door the center where you depart from and they validate the parking. You take a NPS trolly to the locations so it is park, pay...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Peacefield" should be at the top of any Quincy resident or visitor's must-see list! I've happily just made my tenth (or eleventh?) visit with out-of-town guests and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our NPS guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. The home is...More

1  Thank JDiP2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love visiting the Presidents' houses and the Parks Service has done a great job with this one. You get 3 house tours with this one ticket. John's father's house, John & Abby's first house, and then Peace Field - where they retired to after...More

Thank InnOnCharlotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided not to wait around 2 hrs for the birthplace house tours and after watching short film at VC just walked over to the church. For a small voluntary donation got a nice private tour of the church and the coolest thing was being...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Quincy for years, and haven't even touched the surface of the history here until now. It's amazing that these historic buildings are just scattered around the city. The tour was very informative, and getting to see the homes was neat. Peace field...More

Thank Tiffany103184
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early in the day as a lot of people visit and the only way to see is by a "first come, first served" ranger tour with transportation by national park trolly. There are a limited number of participants on each hourly departure. Cost is...More

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Found rangers at visitors center very helpful. Definitely watch movie. Learned about a few other than John and John Quincy. Agree with others that not at own pace but thought the rangers giving tour day I visited Carole and Robert very willing to answer questions....More

1  Thank scampi745
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very well run and organized. The park rangers were very knowledgeable. The library is the most impressive part from my stand point. Also the portraits in the later home are all original and amazing. I learned a lot and it was well worth the time....More

Thank James G
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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
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
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