Fees & Reservations

Update for 2021

From August 4 through October 31, all tours of the Birthplace Homes will be free, except for a nonrefundable $1 reservation fee. Tours will be available for advanced reservations on the park's Reservation.gov page, beginning toward the end of July. Please call the park at 617-773-1177 with any questions.

Please Note: while the park is in a non-fee status, the park will be unable to sell any America the Beautiful passes. Passes are available for purchase at Lowell National Historical Park or Cape Cod National Seashore. Passes can also be purcased online through the United States Geological Survey.
 

Entrance Fees

The fees you pay when visiting Adams National Historical Park (ADAMS) make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect resources.

Please Note: Adams National Historical Park is credit or debit card only for all ticket and pass sales.

Individual
$15.00 per person - Valid for 7 days
Per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Children under 16 are admitted free. Non-transferable. Credit Card only.
 
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America the Beautiful Annual Pass
This $80 pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at https://store.usgs.gov/pass. Credit or debit card only at Adams National Historical Park.

 
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Military Annual Pass
The Annual Pass for Military was implemented on May 19, 2012. This is a free pass for active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) and their dependents. This pass will be available through December 31, 2013. In order to qualify for the Annual Pass for Military, the military member must present a valid Department of Defense (CAC Card). Dependents must present a Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor. Some members of the Military Reserve may be eligible for this pass.

 
Veterans
Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests. The free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star families for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters.

For purposes of this program, a veteran is identified as an individual who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and is able to present one of the following forms of identification when entering a national park:
  • Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
  • Veteran ID Card
  • Veterans designation on a state-issued U.S. driver’s license or identification card
 
Gold Star Families
Gold Star Families are next of kin of a member of the United States Armed Forces who lost his or her life in a “qualifying situation,” such as a war, an international terrorist attack, or a military operation outside of the United States while serving with the United States Armed Forces.

Before visiting a national park site, Gold Star Family members download and print a voucher to present to the ranger or place on the vehicle dashboard at unstaffed sites. Please visit the National Park Service website for information on downloading the voucher.
 
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Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass This $80 lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires. Debit or credit card only at Adams National Historical Park.

 
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Interagency Annual Senior Pass
The National Park Service now offers a $20 Annual Senior Pass. This pass provides the same benefits as the Lifetime Senior Pass. Once four Annual Senior Passes have been purchased they can be traded in for the Lifetime Senior Pass at no additional cost. Debit or credit card only at Adams National Historical Park.
 
Access Pass

Interagency Access Pass This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician;document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income;or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

 
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Every Kid Outdoors
Every Kid Outdoors
The Every Kid Outdoors pass is an annual pass from September 1 through August 31 that grants free admission into any National Park for fourth graders and their families. Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website to complete an adventure diary and print out your voucher to obtain your pass.

Please Note: all 5th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners) shall be granted free entrance to all Department of the Interior managed lands and waters until August 31, 2021. Children and families may obtain a paper voucher by visiting nps.gov/kids. Unlike Every Kid Outdoors (Annual 4th Grade Pass) paper vouchers will NOT be exchanged for a physical pass.

Link to Download the 5th Grade Voucher
 
Youth Individual (Under 16 Years of Age)

Free!

 

Reservations
Stay Tuned: Changes to Adams National Historical Park reservation policy will be changing for 2019. We will update the website once the policy is finalized.

Last updated: July 26, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone:

617-773-1177
Marianne Peak, Superintendent Marianne_Peak@nps.gov

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