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Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
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, October 6, 2018 -
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, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
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.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon.  Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music.  Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers.  Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.

New England Wildlife Center
500 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
Phone: 781-682-4878
Price: 
A $2 donation is requested to help pay for the cost of the program.  
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

In 2017, Ghost Ship Harbor was rated the #1 Scariest Haunted Attraction in Massachusetts by world renowned travel magazine, Fodors! Ghost Ship Harbor is an immersive Haunted Attraction that takes place on the deck of a 716 ft Haunted Navy ship nestled deep in the harbor of the Quincy Shipyard. Ghost Ship Harbor is loaded with a total of 4 attractions, (3 haunted houses and 1 paranormal ghost hunt) along with 3 scare zones, a full bar, VR experience and more. Thousands of people flock to Ghost Ship Harbor to spend the night being thoroughly entertained.

549 South Street
Quincy, MA
Phone: 617-479-7900
Price: 
Admission prices vary. $34.99 and up.
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Adams National Historical Park offers tours of the Presidential Birthplaces and Peace Field daily from April 19 - November 10. During open season, the Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Guided Tours begin at the Visitor Center. The first tour starts at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m. and leave every hour. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Weekends in particular can be very busy, so the earlier you can be there the better!

 

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Individual Entrance Fee - $10.00 ~ The entrance fee is for all visitors age 16 and older. Children under 16 are free.
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
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
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Enjoy the seasonal splendor as you walk through the beautiful estate abutting the Blue Hills Reservation and get a new perspective at the Eustis Estate. This one-hour guided tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm

With the arrival of fall comes the return of seasonal beers, cozy flannels, and of course – Sunday football. While your home team’s victory is most important on game days, enjoying the day and all of fall’s glory at the perfect tailgate is a close second. That’s why every Sunday through the NFL season, Victory Point in Marina Bay invites you to throw on your flannels or jerseys and head to the dockside establishment for Victory Sundays, an all-American football party complete with all the game watching necessities of a tailgate paradise.

Victory Point
332 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy the seasonal splendor as you walk through the beautiful estate abutting the Blue Hills Reservation and get a new perspective at the Eustis Estate. This one-hour guided tour will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens as you learn about the landscape and history of the property. The tour also examines the exterior architecture of the house and other original buildings built between 1878 and 1902.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

In 2017, Ghost Ship Harbor was rated the #1 Scariest Haunted Attraction in Massachusetts by world renowned travel magazine, Fodors! Ghost Ship Harbor is an immersive Haunted Attraction that takes place on the deck of a 716 ft Haunted Navy ship nestled deep in the harbor of the Quincy Shipyard. Ghost Ship Harbor is loaded with a total of 4 attractions, (3 haunted houses and 1 paranormal ghost hunt) along with 3 scare zones, a full bar, VR experience and more. Thousands of people flock to Ghost Ship Harbor to spend the night being thoroughly entertained.

549 South Street
Quincy, MA
Phone: 617-479-7900
Price: 
Admission prices vary. $34.99 and up.
Monday, October 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Meet with John Adam, as portrayed by Michael Lepage, while taking a tour of Adams National Historical Park! John Adams will discuss his life as a lawyer during the Colonial Era, taking cases related to slavery or defending someone from a murder charge.

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177
Price: 
Included with Tour
Monday, October 8, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

The Adams Academy, built of Quincy granite, is an early and important example of Gothic revival architecture in America. Endowed by John Adams as a preparatory school for boys, it was built on the site where the legendary patriot John Hancock was born. Now home to the Quincy Historical Society whose museum showcases the city’s history from Native American times up through the early 21st century and archives are a major resource for information on local and area history.

8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144
Price: 
Donations accepted.
Free Event

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