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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Adams Historical Park. The three homes of the Adams family, stone library and grounds are fascinating. USNPS Rangers Caroline and Robert were excellent tour guides and made the tour come alive. Parking is free. Recommend seeing nearby Hancock Cemetery...More

Thank MarneMP
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had been through the old farmhouses houses when in grade school but I decided I would like to revisit. Great afternoon with a knowledgeable tour guide. The Adams men and Abigail were so interesting. I live on the hill where the Abigail Adams Carin is...More

Thank MrsMauraSullivan
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the home of John and Abigail the two farmhouses were amazing, well kept and well informed by the tour guide. Peacefield was a wonderful home the tour was excellent and the library was a wonderful place to see would highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great informative tour of several sites related to the John Adams/John Quincy Adams family with informative tour guides and lots of historical info and materials for everyone to review and enjoy!

Thank emanning227
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful tour of the 3 homes. All your guides were thorough and answered many questions. Wonderful library. We were the first tour of the day at 9:15 So it wasn't crowded at all. Very informative!

Thank bulldogfamily4stogie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will visit the three homes of John Adams and his family, homes of the second and sixth Presidents. They are truly a national treasure. The guide was very informative, the tour was efficient, everyone got to see everything. The homes were a bit warm...More

Thank SoulNourishing T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park allows you to visit the birthplaces of our second and sixth Presidents . You will also see the home they lived in. Parking is limited, in the tours start at the visitor center, which is a little ways away from the home. Plan...More

Thank homanjim
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to visit the three homes of John Adams and his family. There was a lot of history and the park rangers were very informative. It will be hot in the houses but they have done what they can with fans and...More

Thank travelpurplemonkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip visiting the Adams National Historical park. You will see three homes of our second and sixth Presidents. We were on the first tour of the day (highly recommended) and the homes were hot and they could be hotter as the...More

1  Thank Shep48274
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Quincy and have the ability to see and visit this location many, many times. However, I still stop and see it when I get back to the area. This home just drips with History and if you are a fan of...More

Thank Scott G
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Kaleon628
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
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rwg7577
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
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701nancy76
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
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