Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16, Discover Quincy is partnerting with many local organizations to showcase Quincy’s arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee. Click here to review the 2018 schedule of events.
Started over 60 years ago by Koch Club founder, the late Richard J. Koch, the Quincy Flag Day parade is the longest-running parade of its kind in the nation. Each year on the Saturday closest to Flag Day (June 14th), the City of Quincy pays tribute to Old Glory with the Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration. The celebration portion of the evening held at Pageant Field following the parade consists of a flag raising of an impressive 30' x 60' version of Old Glory, a fly-over, a patriotic medley, presentation of awards to the parade grand marshal and the recipient of the Richard J.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)
Dan is a distinguished teacher of portrait and figure sculpture at the Quincy Art Association, and an associate member of the National Sculpture Society. Dan’s passion is portraying the human figure, his exclusive subject.
President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor. Adams said, "I walk every fair day, sometimes 3 or 4 miles". An effort to inspire local residents to walk in the historic footsteps of Adams and get healthy, this free three mile walking tour meets the third Saturday of the month at 8am May through October.
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.
The Bunker Hill Monument which stands 221 feet tall in Charlestown to commemorate one of the first battles of the American Revolution in 1775, had its humble beginnings in the rocky hills of the Blue Hills Reservation. Solomon Willard, the architect and superintendent, roamed the countryside looking for suitable stone for the monument and found it in West Quincy.
This tour will take you from the Visitor Center, by trolley, to the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, and then up to the top of Penn’s Hill to hear Abigail recount that day and what it meant for the colonies.
Tours depart at 10:00 & 11:30 a.m., 1:00 & 2:30 p.m. Tickets are required.
After exploring the special exhibition Head to Toe with your family, join Historic New England educators for a drop-in craft workshop to create your own unique flower crowns. Get inspired by the hats and shoes on display as you design your own ways to express yourself.
Part of the statewide #massfashion collaboration.
Free with museum admission.
Recommended for families with children ages 5 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.
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.