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Adams National Historical Park

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Address: 1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
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+1 617-770-1175
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's...

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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A wonderful historic experience.

A beautiful place to visit. Lovely home and surrounding grounds. Be sure to use your National Parks Senior Pass. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cathy D
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to visit. Lovely home and surrounding grounds. Be sure to use your National Parks Senior Pass. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Cisco, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a history buff and someone who has traveled around Boston many times, this was my first trip to the Adams home. So glad we went! The Peace Field home is something special with amazing artifacts. It is absolutely worth your time if you enjoy history at all.

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Boston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there in the summer of 2016 and it was amazing to see how two of our greatest presidents lived. If you go , I would strongly recommend to take the tour which highlights the most important points of interest. My favorite part of the tour was the library which has an amazing collection and is in pristine condition.... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site requires a trolley ride and a bit over two hours. I was going along without a lot of enthusiasm but was happily surprised at how much I enjoyed the tour. The guides told such good stories that were informative and entertaining. All tours start from the visitor center and you have to go on the NPS trolley. There... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It sucks dealing with the idiots where you buy your tickets , but once you get in the main house , it's well worth it. Really cool place filled with history

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, the National Park Service delivers. Timely trolley service to birthplace of John Adams, John Quincy, then to the family home they later occupied with the famed Stone Library. Great visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Adams National Historical Park (ANHP) is a rare treasure of American history. The site consists of three homes, all tracing back to the Adams' family. It is a must see for fans of the American revolution but does take time to plan out your visit. First, know the tour is on a first come, first serve basis with tours... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The national park rangers are so informative and have excitement for the house. They are wonderful story tellers. The house has been well preserved, and to hear about the Adams family and their influence on this country is incredible. I guarantee you will learn something new even if you are a history buff. The largest collection of authentic antiques- the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place John & Abigail chose to spend the rest of their lives after serving as the second President of the USA. You should see his library!!!

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Roy, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took the Trolley Tour of the 3 Adams houses after we watched a fabulous 30 min video at the visitors center. We spent about 2 hours total (video, perusing gift shop and trolley tour). Word of warning there is very few if any places to sit while at the houses and there are no public restrooms.... More 

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