Events for Jun 15 2019

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Saturday, June 15, 2019 (All day)

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 2019 schedule of events. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019 (All day)

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 15, 2019 (All day)

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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 (All day)

From lighthouses and schooner ships to Boston's cityscape with fireworks, Wendy Adams' photographs capture the comforts of home port without the sail.

40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1301
Free Event
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00am

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. 

Vietnam Veterans Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253
Free Event
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

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.

551 South Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-479-7900
Price: 
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 senior citizens, and children ages 4 - 12 years. Children 3 and under are free.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Each June, the Wakefield Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the annual blooming of hundreds of Polly Wakefield's kousa dogwood trees. We’re excited to announce that this year’s Dogwood Days will kick-off with our seventh annual Dogwood Days Garden Party on June 8th (rsvp required), followed by a week-full of special events, including open hours, guided tours, a tree sale, our Wine, Cheese and Trees event, Dog and Dogwoods Day and more.

1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-333-0924
Price: 
$5, free to children under 12. Special events have alternate rates.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1 Observatory Service Road
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-0562
Price: 
$4 adults, $2 for ages 5-17, free for children under 5. In depth tours: $8 adults, $5 for ages 5-17, members and seniors
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

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.

34 Butler Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-742-3190
Price: 
Donations appreciated
Free Event
Saturday, June 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

Josiah Quincy House, a Historic New England Property
20 Muirhead Street
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-994-5930
Price: 
$5 adults, $4 seniors, $2.50 students. Free to Historic New England members and Quincy residents.