September 13, 2021 Update on Historic Homes, Visitor Center.
Presently the grounds and garden at Adams National Historical Park, 135 Adams Street are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Ranger and self-guided walks are available and the garden changes daily with seasonal perennial and annual plantings. Rangers can speak to the architectural history of the Old House and evolution of the grounds from a working farm to a 19th Century Country Estate. Signs are available to identify the Cultural elements of the landscape. For detailed information relating to the historical cultural landscape, please download the brand new official National Park Service App. It is free and provides detailed information relative to Adams National Historical Park and the National Parks, referencing their individual websites.
As of September 13, Adams NHP, Visitor Center remains closed and trolley service is suspended.
Please be advised, large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the historic homes. The park does not have storage lockers for these items and we recommend they be left in your vehicle or at your hotel.
Visitor Center - Closed- Please Check Back for Reopening Date
The park Visitor Center, located at 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, and view the orientation film, Enduring Legacy: Four Generations of the Adams Family, a 26 minute film introducing the remarkable Adams family. Browse the park bookstore for even more information and a variety of souvenirs to remind you of your visit to this historical park and the contributions of four generations of the Adams family to the history and development of the United States.
September 13, No trolley service available until May 2022.
Park your car in the garage and leave the rest to us! Ride the free trolley service from the Visitor Center to the John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces and "Old House at Peace field."
John Adams Birthplace
What early influences shaped the character of the second President of the United States? Join a Park Ranger and tour the birthplace home of Patriot, Diplomat, President; John Adams. Tours available through www.recreation.gov.
John Quincy Adams Birthplace
Tour the home where John Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, where Abigail served as Patriot on the Homefront during the Revolutionary War, and where 6th United States President, John Quincy Adams was born. Tours available through www.recreation.gov.
The Old House at Peace field - Closed- Planning on May 2022 reopening.
Walk in the footsteps of four generations of the Adams family and see their home just as they left it to the people of the United States, under the stewardship of the National Park Service.
Stone Library - Closed - Planning on reopening May 2022.
Online tours are available of the Old House and Library. America's First Father and Son Presidents - Adams National Historical Park — Google Arts & Culture
Last updated: September 16, 2021