Tours of the Adams Crypt at the Church of the Presidents
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.
United First Parish Church sits in the heart of historic Quincy Center on the Hancock-Adams Common and directly across from the old City Hall and the Hancock Cemetery. Completed in 1828, this historic church is the fourth home to the first and longest continuously functioning congregation in the community. The building was designed by Alexander Parris, and is constructed with Quincy granite, much it donated by the Adams family. The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1970 and is considered one of the finest examples a Greek Revival style church in New England.
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.