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!
This 5 Mile Run is a relatively flat, scenic loop that swings through the area of Houghs Neck, Quincy with beautiful ocean and marsh views along the route. New 2 Mile Run for Grades 5-8 students only! For those who don't wish to run, there is a 2 mile walk. Broad Meadows Alum LT. JG Chris Smeglin was 24 years old when he was tragically killed in an accident while training for a triathalon. Proceeds benefit The Chris Smeglin Memorial Fund, which raises money for three local charities.
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.
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.
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.
The Wollaston School Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 11:00 a..m. to 3:00 p.m. at the school’s 205 Beale Street location. The Harvest Festival is a fun-filled Quincy family tradition featuring food, games, raffles, crafts, a silent auction, and entertainment. This year, the festival will include kids’ activities such as bouncy obstacle courses, a fast pitch, face painting, and dancing. Performances are expected from a variety of neighborhood organizations, including Irish dancing, martial arts demonstrations and more.
Association members and non-Merrymount guests, come to Merrymount Beach on Saturday, October 6 for great food, drink, music, and fun! We'll have a live German band, professional beer tasting of German and seasonal beers, beer and wine for sale, bratwurst, hotdogs, and hamburgers for sale, lawn games, and pumpkin decorating and crafts for the kids. Merrymount Association T-shirt’s and sweatshirts will also be for sale - bring cash or check.
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.
Join a world of fantastic beasts in 1898 in a historic mansion and magical creatures preserve. Discuss the issues of the day with your fellow magicians, examine and identify magical creatures, cast spells, mix potions, learn more about divination or just explore the lovely mansion! Speak with characters throughout the event to learn more about the story and help them solve puzzles and complete tasks. And most importantly, you can help us figure out why our dear Munbax has fallen ill. Together we can SAVE THE MUNBAX!