The Suffolk Resolves, which were signed here on September 9, 1774 and carried by Paul Revere to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, were a major development in colonial animosity leading to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The house is now the headquarters of the Milton Historical Society which shares stories of the town’s people, places and institutions. Open for tours the second Sunday of the month in June, July and August. Event also held to commemorate signing of Suffolk Resolves in September.
As First Lady to the 2nd President of the United States and mother of the 6th President, Abigail Adams is one of the most respected and influential women of the early revolutionary period of American history. Built in 1685, the Abigail Adams Birthplace was home to this exceptional woman for the first twenty years of her life until she married John Adams in 1764. It has survived two relocations and restoration work was recently completed. The birthplace is maintained by the Abigail Adams Historical Society and open for tours the second Sunday of the month from May to November.
On Sunday, September 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Abigail Adams Birthplace will be open for tours and an apple cider pressing demonstration. An important seasonal activity in colonial times, cider pressing produced one of the most common beverages consumed by people of all ages through the early 19th century.