Things To Do

Built in 1731, the Old House at Peace field became the residence of the Adams family for four generations from 1788 to 1927.

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Open April 19 - November 10, 9am - 5pm daily

135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177

The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

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Open April 19 - November 10, 9am - 5pm daily

133 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177

Begin your Adams experience at the park Visitor Center and view the new park movie, Enduring Legacy: Four Generations of the Adams Family.

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Historic Houses and Visitor Center open April 19- Nov. 10, 9am-5pm daily. Visitor Center stays open Nov. 11

Visitor Center
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1177

Known as the “Church of the Presidents,” this historic church was built from Quincy granite in 1828 with funds provided by John Adams.

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Open April 19 - November 11, Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Group tours are available upon request.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062

The Adams Academy, built of Quincy granite, is an early and important example of Gothic revival architecture in America.

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Open mid-April - October Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm and Saturdays noon – 3 pm. Library open Monday through Friday, 9am to noon and by appointment year round.

8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144

Quincy’s largest beach, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, offers 2.5 miles of clean sand, swimming, lifeguards, free parking, a bathhouse with public restrooms

Quincy Shore Drive
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-727-5290

Comprised of 34 islands situated along the Greater Boston shoreline, many can be viewed from Quincy’s coastal roads.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-223-8666

From 1630 to 1854, Quincy’s most illustrious residents and civic leaders were buried here; Henry Adams, the first Adams to live in Quincy and ancestor of John Adams; Colonel John Quincy, for whom t

1307 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA

Built in 1844, old City Hall is one of the oldest functioning seats of government in the country.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Mt Wollaston Tomb Stones

One of America’s earliest garden cemeteries, the first two plots were ceremoniously purchased on May 5, 1856 by Charles Francis Adams, Sr.

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Open dawn to dusk.

20 Sea Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1295

On June 17, 1775, Abigail Adams and her seven year old son John Quincy walked the short distance from their farm to the top of Penn’s Hill, where they observed the smoke and fire of the Battle of B

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Open dawn to dusk. Please respect that the cairn is situated in a residential neighborhood.

340 Franklin Street
Quincy, MA 02169

As First Lady to the 2nd President of the United States and mother of the 6th President, Abigail is one of the most respected and influential women of the early revolutionary period of American his

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Open second Sunday of the month from June - November. Private tours available by appointment.

180 Norton Street
Weymouth, MA 02191
Phone: 781-277-1271

Finest amateur baseball field in New England

1 Merrymount Parkway
Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-376-1253

A collaborative of nineteen historic sites in eight towns along the South Shore offering historic, hidden treasures in a relaxed, scenic atmosphere.

Celebrate Boston’s rich history onboard the Beantown Trolley, a red San Francisco style trolley car.

435 High Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: 617-720-6342

Welcome to Boston! Choose from a wide variety of Boston tours and New England sightseeing options.

435 High Street Randolph
MA 02368 USA, MA 02368
Phone: 617-720-6342

Stretching over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation provides a green oasis in an urban environment.

Located only minutes from the bustle of downtown Boston, the Blue Hills Reservation managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to

Stretching over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham, Milton to Randolph, the Blue Hills Reservation provides a green oasis in an urban environment.

840 Hillside Street
Milton, MA
Phone: 781-828-1805

This historic site in the Blue Hills Reservation is an impressive remnant of the nation’s first commercial railroad (1826), which used horse-drawn cars to carry the massive granite blocks from the

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Open dawn to dusk. Please respect that the railway is situated in a residential neighborhood.

75 Mullin Ave
Quincy, MA 02169

With four buildings on their campus representing four centuries of Braintree’s history, the Braintree Historical Society joined the town in celebrating 375 Years of Revolutionary People, Places &am

31 Tenney Rd
Braintree, MA
Phone: 781-848-1640

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state’s 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass Audubon.

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Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02184
Phone: 617-333-0690
Blue Hills Ski Area Logo

Located just minutes south of Boston on the highest coastal region peak in the state, Blue Hills ski area has provided lift served skiing for over half a century.

History, character, sites, stories and more – Boston has it all. And Boston Harbor Cruises can show you this captivating city like no one else can.

1 Long Wharf Boston
MA 02110 USA, MA 02110
Phone: 617-227-4321

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