Contact: Caroline Keinath, 617-773-1177
QUINCY, MA –Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and the 70th Anniversary of Adams National Historical Park (NHP). A unit of the National Park Service, Adams NHP announces the park opening on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The park includes two humble cottages at the foot of Penns Hill, also known as the birthplaces of Second and Sixth United States Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and the "Old House at Peace field," home to both Presidents and four generations of their distinguished family. The historic homes will be open for tours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week, including holidays, from April 19 through November 10. Tickets for tours of the historic homes may be purchased at the Visitor Center, located in the Galleria at 1250 Hancock Street in Quincy Center where free validated parking is available on the 4th and 5th floors in the Galleria Parking Garage. The Park's trolley bus leaves from the Visitor Center for the historic homes throughout the day; the first trolley leaves at 9:15 AM and the last trolley leaves the Visitor Center at 3:15 PM. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and tour size is limited for the protection of the historic resources and the comfort and safety of visitors to the homes.Please note that large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the historic homes and storage for bags and backpacks is not available. Please plan ahead.
Tickets are $10.00 each for adults aged 16 and over. Children aged 15 and under are admitted free. National Park Service passes are also accepted and may be purchased at the Visitor Center. Admission to Adams National Historical Park, and all 404 national parks, will be FREE on Tuesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 23 during National Park Week. National Park Week encourages visitors to enjoy the beauty and wonder of some of the world's most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE! FREE tickets for tours of the historic homes at Adams National Historical Park may be obtained at the Visitor Center and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis during National Park Week.
For more information about 2016 tours, programs, anniversary events, and activities, at Adams National Historical Park, please call the Visitor Center at 617-770-1175 our website or check out the Calendar of Events.
Tags: NPS Centennial
Last updated: March 18, 2016