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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%
  • Poor1%
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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 yesterday 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 days 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 days 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

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an interesting location, not bad, just different than most. Right downtown in the bottom of the business building. Employees didn't seem too jazzed about helping on a couple of questions. Best part was the walk to the church a block away where John...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand why they do guided tours and the trolley, but we had to wait quite a while for our trolley in the heat and really the birthplace houses only needed about 5 minutes each. The final stop with the grounds and library were worth...More

Thank kagardner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this historic site to learn more about the Adams family, which I did. The tour is limited to a very small number each hour so I recommend being there right when they open at 9 to get a ticket. We were there at 9:05...More

Thank HappyTraveler1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was wonderful but we had a hard time finding it as the National Park is in a modern building. A trolley takes you 3 mikes away to the actual homes.

Thank gmmacnair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went thru the Adams house and library. Home to two presidents. Extremely well preserved and lead by excellent Park Rangers. They even have the original proof copy of the Declaration of independence .

Thank jekcpa
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21 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
21 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