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Adams National Historical Park

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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 1 week ago

The National Park Service has done a fantastic job in bringing the Adams Family's estate to life, making for one of the best and most affordable tours in the Boston Area. Best of all, it's only 30 minutes from South Station via the MBTA's Red...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you plan for the time it takes to travel by trolley to the locations. You won't be disappointed. Presidential history is always interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took some relatives visiting from Ireland, and the tour guide was amazing! He could answer everything and offer additional info. It was really interesting, scenic and engaging. Loved it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed November 29, 2018

For those who have been to Mount Vernon, Monticello and/or Montpelier this will not disappoint. An added plus is you see three homes (John Adam's parent's home, his first home and then his Peacefield property). Also you get to check-off two Presidential homes, John and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank found t
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went to both houses on tour on the trolley. Both houses were incredible. Great docents to provide historical information and answer questions. A lot to see, especially the Library.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LFlynn2014
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We visited the three Adams houses which span from the 1600's to the 1900's - four generations. The houses are still in the exact locations where they were built. The first two, beautifully preserved "saltboxes" are close together, for easy communication in winter and as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison L S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The places you can visit from here will take about three hours. Adams National Historical Park is operated by the National Parks Service. Easy to get to despite being surrounded by the current City of Quincy, MA. This can also be reached by MTA from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank napngs
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The park service doesn't make it easy to visit the site as it's accessed from the park service desk on Hancock Street in downtown Quincy. Once the tickets are in hand a bus takes you to two sites the first having two pre-revolution homes and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I have been here 6 times and I learn/see something new every time! Four generations of the Adams family lived here. The items in the house belonged to them. The library is phenomenal! It contains several thousand books belonging mostly to John Quincy. Do not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank readeasy
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We greatly enjoyed the 30 minute video prior to the tour - very well narrated (Tom Hanks Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti) The trolley takes you between the center and both locations. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and kind. Learning both about the Adams and life...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth G
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September 21, 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
August 22, 2016|
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Response from jessicapX562DY | 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
February 21, 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