The Adams National Historical Park offers tours of the Presidential Birthplaces and Peace Field daily from April 19 - November 10. During open season, the Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Guided Tours begin at the Visitor Center. The first tour starts at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m. and leave every hour. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Weekends in particular can be very busy, so the earlier you can be there the better!
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.
Having served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the USS Salem served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece. Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War.
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.
Celebrating their 64th season, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra offers free admission to this performance of TBA Concerto featuring the Winner of the 2018 Eleanor B. Nelson Concerto Competition and SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43.
The hall opens to allow seating approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled performance time.
Join us for a vintage cocktail party in celebration of Future Retro: Designs from the Great Age of American Automobiles. Get exclusive after-hours access to the exhibition, which features car designs from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.
Enjoy signature cocktails inspired by the cars, along with hors d'oeuvres and desserts from local chefs. Learn vintage dance steps early in the evening, then enjoy live music with a retro flair from Jan Marie and the Mean Reds between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.