The History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents offers guided tours of the historic United First Parish Church and the crypt of the Adams Presidents Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm, and Sundays Noon – 4 pm.
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.
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.
This series will take place one Sunday a month on the boardwalk of the award winning Meriel Marina Bay. This is our third year in a row and based on the success of the first two years, we have increased from 3 to 5 events. Each event has a unique theme including an Ice cream and dog day, a nautical day, and even a fitness day.
Our first Sunday Funday will be birthday themed in honor of Marina Bay's 2 years of expanded boardwalk! Join us with your family, friends, and dogs for a fun-filled Summer outing with local vendors, restaurants, and activities for all ages!
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.
Celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln at the Forbes House Museum's Open House, featuring costumed reenactors (including cavalry!), a scavenger hunt, Civil War era games and activities, and the opportunity to write letters to servicemen and women. View film footage from 1920's Lincoln Day celebrations and visit the Lincoln log cabin replica. Free! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.