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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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+1 617-770-1175
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Adams on opening day today! The tour includes a pleasant trolley ride to 2 sites with 4 historic buildings. Wow! The guides are excellent and were basically walking encyclopedias of the Adams family history. Don’t be deceived by the urban location of...More

Thank C B
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We live near the Adams National Historical park but never visited until recently. The tour was informative and fun. Try to visit in the spring when the amazing garden is in bloom.

Thank outgardening
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great experience, especially if you are a history buff or even just interested in the former president's life.

Thank bluesplayer22
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Must go here if you are in Quincy. Take the trolley that's starts at Quincy center and get ready for some exciting history lessons. Quincy is the city of presidents.

Thank Hermitonthemove
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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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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