Visiting presidential birthplaces, homes, museums and libraries is one of the best ways to learn about our presidents. On a recent trip to New England, we took a few minutes to visit the Adams National Historic Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. Although we didn’t have time to tour the entire park, we did learn some quick facts about our 2 of our early founding fathers and early United States presidents.
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Adams National Historic Park
Two of the highlights of Adams National Historic Park are the birthplace homes of John and John Quincy Adams. You can tour the the birthplace home of Patriot, Diplomat, 2nd US President; John Adams and then walk over to the home where John Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, where Abigail served as Patriot on the Homefront during the Revolutionary War, and where 6th United States President, John Quincy Adams was born.
Welcome to Adams National Historical Park. Located 10 miles south of Boston in Quincy, MA, the park includes the birthplaces of two presidents, the “summer White House,” Stone Library, the Adams Carriage House, and 13 acres of a historic landscape that reflects the lifestyles and values of four generations of the Adams family.
When we arrived in Quincy, we didn’t have enough time to do the whole tour, so we just drove over to the two homes to take a quick picture. In order to tour the homes you must take the tour. Tours begin at the Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center. All tours take place from April 19 through November 10 every year.
Things to Know
- Allow at least 3 hours for a full park tour.
- The cost of the tour is $10.00 for adults, under 16 are free.
- All National Park Passes are honored.
- The only restrooms for the park are located at the Visitor Center.
- Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the historic homes.
Find the Adams National Historic Park
135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
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