Things to Do
Create Your Own Park Experience!
Parks for People: Calendar of Events
I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.
John Adams to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780
Get Out and Move: Explore the Grounds!
I want a garden and a park
Step By Step: Guided Tours
Find your place in history and join a Park Ranger for a Guided Tour through the presidential birthplaces and the Old House at Peace field.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, 8 May 1780
What's Old is New: Focus Tours
The study of history is useful to the historian by teaching him his ignorance of women. Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
Arts Afire: Photography, Painting, Writing, the Performing Arts!
Find your "inner artist" and create your own memories of your park experience. The park also offers performing arts events and programs throughout the year. Watch the Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.
I wish I had Leisure, and Tranquility of Mind to amuse myself with these Elegant, and ingenious Arts of Painting, Sculpture, Statuary, Architecture, and Musick. But I have not. A Taste in all of them, is an agreable Accomplishment. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 21 August 1776
A Class Act
Adams National Historical Park is a unique setting where history comes to life. Our school programs actively engage students in their own exciting and enriching learning process. We hope that students participating in our programs will come to realize that communication, cooperation, sacrifice, and determination are necessary components in seeking justice and liberty.