Things to Do
Create Your Own Park Experience!
Scholarly Pursuits, Reenactments, Performing Arts, and Immersive Interactive Programs are just some of the Special Events offered throughout the year. Watch our Schedule of Events Calendar and join in on the fun.
John Adams to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780
Get Out and MoveThe park's 11 acres reflect four generations of Adams family values and lifestyles. Enjoy a stroll through the formal garden, the orchard; or a run through the meadow.
I want a garden and a park
My dwelling to surround...
John Quincy Adams, The Wants of Man, 1840
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. See Guided Tours menu on left side of page.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
What's Old is NewAlready toured the historic houses? The Focus Tour may be just for you. We offer a number of opportunities for a more in-depth look at the people, the place, and the ideas, that are a part of the Adams experience. See Guided Tours menu on left side of page.
Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
Arts AfireFind your "inner artist" and create your own memories of your park experience.
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. See For Teachers menu on left side of page.
Did You Know?
John Quincy Adams kept a pet Alligator in the White House while he was president.