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Adams National Historical Park

1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
+1 617-770-1175
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From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation. Please note: Adams National Historical Park is open for tours from April 19 through November 10 every year. The first tour leaves the Visitor Center at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour leaves the Visitor Center at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339
+1 617-770-1175
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went thru the Adams house and library. Home to two presidents. Extremely well preserved and lead by excellent Park Rangers. They even have the original proof copy of the Declaration of independence .

Thank jekcpa
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting with my teenage sons. Have visited several other presidential homes and this lived up to my expectations. Make sure to catch the movie the visitors' center.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Park Service has put together a wonderful and educational tour of the homes of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. The park rangers gave very informative tours and offered up a great experience. Well worth the trip and the time.

Thank george7188
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a real gem and the best place we visited in boston. no long lines or clueless tourists. the guides were so well informed and could answer any questions and gave very good, thorough explanations for each house, leader, portrait and room. the group...More

1  Thank amyintax
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trolley tour of the three houses where John Adams (and family) lived was really interesting. The NPS staff was very knowledgeable. Do not miss this tour if you are in Boston.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the City of Presidents on a beautiful multi acre lot ,this property l is a history lesson in itself. In addition to the amazing home and a separate library and museum it is a must for all and in particular children A shuttle...More

Thank chai2424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Very informative guides. Easy to get to and great diner down the road for lunch.

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides were very good and told many stories when asked questions. You actually got to walk into the rooms and you felt you learned good information.

Thank nlt46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Park rangers and tour guides were very friendly and informative. Ask questions! You get more stories! A must see if in Boston for a few days and you enjoy history.

Thank bhcastle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit. Lovely home and surrounding grounds. Be sure to use your National Parks Senior Pass. The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Cathy D
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do you have to take the trolley tour to see the homes, can you drive by them on your own?
22 September 2016|
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Response from JLeslie22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The previous respondent is right. I have purchased tickets at the National Parks visitor center in Quincy Center, then I've driven to the "big house" at Peace Field and gone on the tour. There is plenty of on-street... More
I will be in Boston in September and would like to visit the Adams National Park. We are not renting a car so what is the best way to get there!
22 August 2016|
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Response from Jessica P | Property representative |
You can take the subway, call the "T" in Boston. On the red line, get off at Quincy Center. Exit on the Hancock Street site. After walking across a green space you can then cross Hancock Street and arrive directly at the... More
Planning to be in the area very beginning of October. Heard they do not take reservations. How long a wait could we expect?
22 February 2016|
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Response from nanaspansygirl | Reviewed this property |
Waiting time will vary with season. Fall shouldn't be bad. Worst wait times are the summer months. The visitor center has lots of information on history as well as a great gift shop & clean restrooms. Waiting flies by. You... More