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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the Eustis Estate for an opening reception in honor of the premiere exhibition, Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Be one of the first to see the show during our extended evening hours and enjoy light refreshments. Part of the statewide #massfashion collaboration.
Space is limited. Advance tickets required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.
[title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their friends. They submit the show into the New York Musical Theatre Festival and it becomes a hit! Successful runs Off Broadway and on Broadway follow. The New York Times calls [title of show] “Delectable entertainment! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like A Chorus Line.”
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Liz Fenstermaker Music Directed by Danielle Clougher