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.
The earliest surviving home of the Quincy family, this house was built in 1686 by Edmund Quincy and greatly expanded and remodeled in 1706 displaying the evolution of colonial architecture. The house welcomed Benjamin Franklin as a guest and had frequent visits from young lawyer John Adams. The childhood home of Dorothy Quincy, who became Mrs. John Hancock; the second President of the Continental Congress, first signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first Governor of Massachusetts.
This country estate overlooking Quincy Bay transports you to the Revolutionary War era and tells the story of a woman’s work to preserve her family’s history more than 100 years later. Revolutionary leader Josiah Quincy built the house in 1770. He and his family played key roles in the social and political life of Massachusetts for generations, producing three mayors of Boston and a president of Harvard.
Join fellow artists in capturing the charming herb and flower gardens, a babbling brook and a seventeenth-century historic home and Carriage House set in a green oasis. Artists of all ages can sketch, photograph or paint. The home itself has an intriguing history, so join a tour and learn about some amazing Quincy women and men. The program is free and open to the public, bring your own materials and equiptment. Yvonne Lamothe, a Quincy artist will be on site to help guide and inspire if necessary.
Join us at the 6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party at the historic Wakefield Estate and arboretum. This year, the party will be the final crowning event of our Dogwood Days, an annual celebration of the estate's 300 kousa dogwood trees' glorious full bloom. The Dogwood Days Garden Party is our annual fundraiser, celebrating the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her extraordinary gift to the community: preserving the Wakefield Estate and making it open to the public.
Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon. Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music. Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers. Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.