Wander the island and experience awe-inspiring site-specific installations by artists-in-residence made exclusively from found objects and native plant life. Download the Boston Harbor Islands phone app to listen to exclusive artist interviews discussing the pieces on display.
The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.
The Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum leads this guided hike of the Quincy Quarries Reservation includes visit to the first commercial railway in America, the Granite Railway Incline (1828) and the Lyons Turning Mill (1893). This six mile tour is recommended for intermediate to advanced hikers. Departs at 10am and expected to return at 3pm. Advance registration required. To register, call 781-326-0079 or email, and provide name, phone number, and number of participants.
Join David Hodgdon , founder and President of Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum, on a three mile walking tour of the historic Quincy Quarries highlighting the First Commercial Railway in America, the Granite Incline and Lyons Turning Mill. To register, call 781-326-0079 or email , and provide name, phone number, and number of participants.
Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Celebrating its 35th season! One of the oldest farmers markets in Massachusetts, vendors at Quincy's Farmers Market work family farms, some over 100 years old. More than a market, it's a true piece of Americana featuring local small business and entrepreneurial ventures, family activities, and music. All of the produce is local and picked within 24 hours of sale. Many of the varieties of fruits and vegetables, Heirloom tomatoes and peppers, heritage apples, are not available at supermarkets. Open Fridays, 11:30am-5:30pm, rain or shine from June 23 to November 17, 2017.
As you all know, many of our fellow Americans are experiencing horrific conditions due to Hurricane Harvey, called one of the worst disasters to occur in the US. Please consider donating much needed toiletry supplies to the WYC Toiletry drive. Collected items will be brought to transfer site and sent to Houston. The drive will last though Monday Sept 4. Please drop your items off at Wollaston Yacht Club in the designated collection box.