Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Do I have to go on a guided tour to see the homes?
Yes, you do have to be on a guided tour to enter the homes, there are no self guided tours. However, you may walk the grounds of the homes at any time.

FAQ: Where is the best place to start my tour?
Tours begin at the Visitor Center located at 1250 Hancock Street. See 'Plan Your Visit' for directions.

FAQ: Can I take pictures?
Feel free to take photographs on your tour! Videography, flash photography, and selfie sticks are not allowed. Photographs must be taken during the tour. The use of tripods during a tour for photography is not allowed. If you're interested in a professional photo shoot, please fill out a Special Use Permit.

FAQ: How long does the tour last?
The tour of the three historic homes that comprise Adams National Historical Park (John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces and the Old House at "Peace field") takes approximately two hours. If you wish to also take the tour of the Church of the Presidents please allow at least another half hour.

FAQ: Can I make reservations for the tour?
Groups of 10 or more require reservations.

FAQ: Where can I park?
In the parking garage located behind the Visitor Center. Bring your parking ticket in with you to be validated, parking is free.

FAQ: Are pets allowed on the grounds or in the homes?
No, pets are not allowed anywhere in the park.

FAQ: Can I take my wedding pictures on the grounds or have my wedding there?
No, weddings and wedding photos are not permitted.

FAQ: Are the homes open at all during the closed season?
The homes are only open between May 1 through October 30, Wednesday through Sunday.

Last updated: April 6, 2022

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135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169


Marianne Peak, Superintendent

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