Plan Your Visit

OH GARDEN WITH BENCH share your experience
The formal garden at Peace field
  • Street parking at each site and access via Red Line MBTA is available.

  • Please call Park Headquarters with any questions: 617-773-1177.
    Masks are required in all federal buildings.

Presently the grounds at Adams National Historical Park, 135 Adams Street are available to the public from dawn to dusk. Signs along the paths identify some of the Cultural elements of the landscape. Use the address above for navigation and street parking.

The Birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams are located at 133 Franklin St. The homes are closed but you are welcome to walk the grounds. Use the address above for navigation and street parking.

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.

Visitor Center
The Visitor Center will open Monday, November 15, Monday-Friday, 11-3. Validated parking is availalable in the garage accessed from Saville St. Trolley transportation is not available at this time. If you have any questions, please contact park headquarters at 617 773-1177.

“Church of the Presidents”

You can still tour the United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock St. across the street from the Visitor Center. Tours include the history and architecture of the building and the Adams Family crypt; the final resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and First Ladies Abigail and Louisa Catherine Adams. Tours of the church and crypt are available from 11am – 4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and from 12pm – 4pm on Sundays until November 14.

Hancock Cemetery: 1307 Hancock St, Quincy, MA
A brochure identifying many of the tombs is available in Quincy City Hall atrium. Learn about the many Adams family members buried in the cemetery. Other Patriots buried in the cemetery you will hear about are Colonel John Quincy, for whom the city is named; patriot Josiah Quincy, Veterans of the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. The memorials offer a chronicle of gravestone art from colonial winged skulls and cherubim, to Federalist classical motifs, to Quincy’s 19th-century role as the national center for granite quarrying and carving.

The Cemetery is directly across from the “Church of the Presidents”.

 

 
long view of visitor center  PLAN YOUR VISIT
1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

NPS

Visitor Center is open Monday- Friday from 11-3. Parking in garage accessed by Saville St.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 3pm. Closed federal holidays. Subject to change depending on staff availability.

  • Parking: the LAZ garage for parking is accessed from Saville St. Parking can be validated for free.

  • Film: Watch the 26-minute park orientation film, Enduring Legacy: Four Generations of the Adams Family in the small theater. Theater capacity is 6 people.

  • Bookstore: The bookstore run by Eastern National is open.

  • Passes: The park will not be selling passes (annual pass, senior pass, etc.) until Spring 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. Passes are available for purchase online.

    Passport Stamps, brochures, and Junior Ranger materials are available here.

  • Contact: Any questions please contact park headquarters at 617-773-1177. A ranger will respond during business hours.

 
TROLLEY PLAN YOUR VISIT
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."

 
Bps JA overview 133 PLAN YOUR VISIT

John Adams Birthplace- Closed until May 2022

What early influences shaped the character of the second President of the United States? The birthplace home of Patriot, Diplomat, President; John Adams.

 
JQA house compressed  PLAN YOUR VISIT

John Quincy Adams Birthplace - Closed until May 2022

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.

 
DSC_1647

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  PLAN YOUR VISIT

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

Catch a glimpse of the 12,000 volumes in the Stone Library. Four generations of the Adams family were avid book collectors. In their lifetime they built a library collection to include the fields of classics, literature, history, language and linguistics, economics, travel, and geography.

Last updated: November 22, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

135 Adams Street
Quincy , MA 02169

Phone:

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

Contact Us

Stay Connected