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Celebrate Mother's Day
Adams National Historical Park
May 8, 2016
QUINCY, MA –On Sunday, August 11, 1777, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, "…upon examining the Biography of illustrious Men, you will generally find some Female about them in the Relation of Mother or Wife or Sister, to whose Instigation, a great Part of their Merit is to be ascribed." He continued, "I wish some of our great Men had such Wives. By the account in your last Letter, it seems the Women in Boston begin to think themselves able to serve their Country."
Abigail Adams, Louisa Catherine Adams, and Abigail Brooks Adams were "such wives," as well as mothers, confidantes and advisors within the family and on a national scale. On May 8, 2016, tours of Adams National Historical Park will have a special focus on these patriots as parents, and the more private lives of the Adams Family. Not only that, tours of Adams National Historical Park will be free for all mothers on Mother's Day! Be sure to make a tour of the Adams homes a part of your Mother's Day traditions.Adams National Historical Park includes the birthplaces of the second and sixth presidents of the United States, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, along with the "Old House at Peace field," home to both presidents and four generations of their distinguished family. During the open season, April 19 through November 10, tickets to the historic homes can be purchased at the Visitor Center located at 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy. A free park trolley transports visitors from the Visitor Center to the Birthplaces and the "Old House at Peace field" for a two and a half hour tour. The first tour leaves at 9:15 a.m. and the last tour leaves at 3:15 p.m., seven days a week including federal holidays. Tickets are $10.00 for adults (children 15 and under are free) and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.