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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 2 days ago

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

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 4 days ago

As part of our tour of the American Presidents, we brought my 7-year old son to the Adams National Historic Park.The NPS makes the visit easy with its trolley. But, more importantly, someone with an understanding of our country's history will be blown away with...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we came on this tour even though the weather was wet. The tour retraces the lives of the Adams family starting at the original saltbox home and finishing at Peacefield with it’s beautiful gardens. The restoration of all the properties gives you a...More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fall trip had a goal of covering New England in 2 1/2 months. We didn't plan time I much around Boston. However, being a big fan of JOHN Adams I had to take the tour and visit this historical park. Sadly, I'm not one...More

1  Thank donna v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest Presidential home and museum in the nation. Excellent tour, information center, and gift shop. Gives you an appreciation for the way people lived in the pre- and post-Revolutionary period. Worth the visit just for the history, but the buildings are great too. If you...More

3  Thank BandBs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Park Service does a great job. The guides at the various stops are well-informed and interesting. Our group was well-treated and many used their senior passes for admission. Highly recommended for all ages.

Thank PSAtlanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Park Service provided an excellent tour of the three homes. Just get an early tour before they get crowded. A good amount of time was spent in each house with guides who are very knowledgeable about the Adams family, their time in the homes...More

1  Thank ThomasH133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's kind of confusing where to go and where to park but this is a must see. I say that about most historical parks but hey, 2 presidents of the United States of America and see their humble beginnings.

Thank granth649
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the initial film, you did not really get a great sense of either Adams Presidency or legacy. The homes and the library could have done a better job of presenting the history and policies of these two great men. Unless you were well...More

Thank SkypeDaddy
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Very interesting tour about the Adams family history. As usual, the Park Rangers do a fabulous job giving you insight to the presidents. Seeing the family homes and library with original pieces was fascinating. Well worth your time for a visit.

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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 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
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