Featuring a recently restored 600+ year old Indian Dug-out canoe found at Great Pond, kitchen exhibit, shoe shop, ladies fan collection and other exhibits including artifacts from our native folk, textiles, fire and police department memorabilia, glassware, nautical artifacts, memorabilia from the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, photos, and much, much more! Open every Monday from 7-9pm, excluding holidays. Group tours are available and are welcomed by appointment.
The Adams Academy, built of Quincy granite, is an early and important example of Gothic revival architecture in America. Endowed by John Adams as a preparatory school for boys, it was built on the site where the legendary patriot John Hancock was born. Now home to the Quincy Historical Society whose museum showcases the city’s history from Native American times up through the early 21st century and archives are a major resource for information on local and area history.
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
The Church of the Presidents is the only building in the United States to house the final resting place of two Presidents. President John Adams, First Lady Abigail Adams, their son President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams are interred in the family crypt underneath the front entrance to the building.
Creating better speakers since 1949, Quincy Toastmasters #675 is a fun, friendly, and easy way to learn public speaking. Meetings are held every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Fore River Clubhouse, 16 Nevada Road, Quincy, MA 02169 from September 1st through June 30.