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.
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.
Celebrate America’s Independence at the home of founding father and 2nd President of the United States, John Adams and 6th President John Quincy Adams.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Independence Forever: Re-enactment of the Continental Congress. Become a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and reenact the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Join the "band of brothers" who changed the course of history in 1776 and sign the historic document.
The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.
Parade starts at the First Church of Squantum and ends at the Squantum School. 10:00 a.m. The Squantum Parade Committee, founded in 1911, runs Squantum’s longest tradition and one that attracts generations of Quincy families.
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.
Sponsored by the Merrymount Association, this parade engages the whole neighborhood with many streets making their own floats. Parade Route: Merrymount School on Agawam Rd., to Narragansett Rd., to Chickatabot Rd., to Norton Rd., to Sea St., to Samoset Rd. to Longwood Rd., to Moreland Rd., to Waban Rd., to Maypole Rd., to Squanto Rd., to Victoria Rd., and finally to Merrymount Beach.