Logo   Adams National Historical Park, Quincy
John Adams, Abigail Smith Adams, John Quincy Adams and others of the Adams family had a profound effect on the history of the USA. Trace their roots in their old home town of Quincy MA, 10 miles (16 km) south of Boston.



Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and wife and mother Abigail Smith Adams, are the most famous members of the family commemorated by the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy MA, but in fact you'll learn about four generations of the family on your visit.

The national park is open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, from April 19th (Patriots Day) to November 10th.

The National Park Visitor Center at 1250 Hancock Street in the "Galleria at President's Place" building in the center of Quincy (map), across the street from United First Parish Church. This is the starting point for park tours, which take about two hours (last tour leaves at 3:15 pm).

The main sites to visit are:


The Adams homestead, to which John Adams, second president of the United States, retired after his long years of service to his country. The estate includes the Old House and the Stone Library, with its 14,000 volumes. More...

Adams Birthplaces

John Adams and John Quincy Adams were born in more modest houses less than two miles away. The restored houses are open to visits. More...

United First Parish Church

The church in the center of Quincy, attended and supported by the Adams family during their lives, holds them in death. Both Presidents Adams are buried here, along with other family members. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Peacefield, the Old House

John Adams & John Quincy Adams Birthplaces

United First Parish Church

Quincy MA

Plymouth MA

South Shore

Southeastern Massachusetts

Boston Homepage


Paris Girls Secret Society, the new novel by Tom Brosnahan


Adams' Peacefields (Old House, Quincy MA

Above, the Old House and Stone Library
at Peacefield in Quincy MA.





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