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The formal garden at Peace field
  • Street parking at each site and access via Red Line MBTA is available.
  • Reservations are required and may be purchased on park's Recreation.gov page. Tickets can be purchased up to 24 hours prior to your anticipated visit. Tickets are $15 for everyone ages 16 and older.
  • Please call the Visitors Center with any questions: 617-770-1175.

For detailed information relating to the historical cultural landscape, please download the 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.

“Church of the Presidents”

From May to October, you can 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”.

 

The National Park Service will offer the following fee free days in 2022:

January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

April 16 – Start of National Park Week

August 4 – Great American Outdoors Act Signing Day

September 24 – National Public Lands Day

November 11 – Veterans Day

Adams National Historical Park is open from May 1 to October 31st so we hope you can join us as we celebrate these great occasions in August and September.

 
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1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

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Visitor Center is open Wednesday - Sunday from 9-5. Validated parking in garage accessed by Saville Ave.

  • Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm. Closed federal holidays. Subject to change depending on staff availability.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Visitors Center at 617 770-1175.
  • Film: Watch the 26-minute park orientation film, Enduring Legacy: Four Generations of the Adams Family in the small theater.

  • Park store: The park store run by Eastern National is open.

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

 
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No trolley service available until further notice. Delay a result of driver shortages.

 
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John Adams Birthplace - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9 - 5

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

 
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John Quincy Adams Birthplace - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9-5

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.

 
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The Old House at Peace field - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9-5

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.

 
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Stone Library - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9-5

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: May 5, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

135 Adams Street
Quincy , MA 02169

Phone:

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

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