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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
Phone Number:
+1 617-770-1175
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Good Exposure to a Significant Part of Early American History

The Adams National Historical Park contains the birth places and residences of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and several other members of the Adams family. Persons interested in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Adams National Historical Park contains the birth places and residences of John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and several other members of the Adams family. Persons interested in American history would thoroughly enjoy visiting this resource. The movie in the Visitors Center lasts about 30 minutes and is well done. You must purchase tickets at the Visitors Center for the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit if you love American history. We happened to visit early in the season on a free weekend. By the time we got to the visitors' center at 9:40 am the earliest tour we could get was 1:15 and all the tours for the day were sold out before noon. The rangers told us there were 35 people... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great photographer opportunity in the back of the historic house. The Adams house is a treasure. Love to sketch in the garden later on.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walk around Quincy and get to know this gem of a historic site with gardens, off the beaten path with a quiet environment and park.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Highly recommend this as a place to visit, our city has so much history. It is well kept and full of educational lessons

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love history and have visited this off and on for years. I find it fascinating when I visit this home and imagine what the surroundings must have been like when it was a farm instead of the busy roadways.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Try to go in a beautiful day, and leave time to enjoy the grounds. You will feel the soul of the Adamses there! Also don't miss the library. Savor it.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you're a history buff and/or you've read John Adam's biography or seen the HBO movie, don't miss this place. The NPS provides very knowledgeable guides and the tour is informative. But, we are history nerds who get excited by things like seeing the desk John Adams used, walking through the same doorways as 2 Presidents (father & son) etc.... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A lot of fun...worth a visit. Guide was very formed...library was amazing. Grinds are quite nice as well...all in all I highly recomend

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is a quick history lesson stop, some good data, clean enough, fills in with other Adams family attractions in Quincy and Weymouth

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