The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop will be open daily from Friday, November 30 through Saturday, December 22 from 11am - 7pm at 1534 Hancock Street, formerly Payless Shoe Source. The shop features the works of 70+ local artisans including Art, Jewelry, Crafts, Gifts, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber and Woodwork. Some of Quincy's favorite retailers Caryn's Corner, Purefections, Ginger Betty's Bakery and Coffee Break Cafe and many of our non-profit organizations like the Quincy Historical Society and Houghs Neck Community Council are participating.
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.
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.