TOURS OF THE JOSIAH QUINCY HOUSE 2019
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.
In the early 1880s Eliza Susan Quincy made it her life’s work to document the significance of her family’s home. She kept journals, inventoried the house’s contents, commissioned interior photographs, and persuaded relatives to return heirlooms so that the house could be a repository of Quincy family history. Today it is a National Historic Landmark featuring extraordinary examples of New England furniture: a high chest that miraculously survived two fires and a rare mahogany bombé chest that is one of only forty of its kind.
Open first and third Saturday of the month from June - October 15th. Tours on the hour. Group tours available by appointment.