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Granite Railway Incline

This historic site in the Blue Hills Reservation is an impressive remnant of the nationĀ’s first commercial railroad (1826), which used horse-drawn cars to carry the massive granite blocks from the Quincy Quarries for building the Bunker Hill Monument to water transport on the Neponset River.

Flags for Vets Island

With over 400 flags, QuincyĀ’s newest tribute to Old Glory has become our cityĀ’s most patriotic site. This visually impressive field of flags honors those who served our country. Site and services held for Memorial Day and Veterans Day are coordinated by the Sons of American Legion Morrisette Post 294.

Souther Tide Mill

One of only five remaining grist mills in the United States, historic preservation work is currently underway. Built in 1806 on the bank of the Town River, the mill represents the birth of QuincyĀ’s maritime and granite industries. Quincy granite shipped from here was used in notable sites including the Boston Custom House, Bunker Hill … Read more

Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery

The entrance is marked with a large slate headstone with an incised anchor and inscription: Ā“Here rest retired mariners who in their later years made their home at the SailorĀ’s Snug Harbor which from 1856-1950 was situated southerly from here one third of a mile.Ā” It is fitting the cemetery faces the sea that these … Read more

Josiah Quincy House

This country estate overlooking Quincy Bay transports visitors to the Revolutionary War era and tells the story of a womanĀ’s work to preserve her familyĀ’s history more than a hundred years later. Revolutionary leader Josiah Quincy built the house in 1770. Quincy and his family played key roles in the social and political life of … Read more

Salt Marsh Trail & National Sailors’ Home Cemetery

A half-mile long self-guided nature walk, designed to showcase the major plant and animal species that find their homes in and around the Quincy salt marsh, leads to a cemetery with the remains of US Navy veterans housed at the National SailorsĀ’ Home. The long rows of simple, shaped white marble stones set up a … Read more

Quincy Quarry And Granite Workers Museum

Historic Preservation is underway at the Lyons Turning Mill on Quarry Hills Drive as it efforts to establish a museum to show the history of quarrying and stonecutting and its relationship to the industrialization of this industry as it relates to the history of Quincy. Built in 1894, the mill used giant lathes to turn … Read more

United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & The USS Salem

QuincyĀ’s proud shipbuilding history comes to life aboard this Cold War-era heavy cruiser. Berthed at her home port, the former Fore River Shipyard, the USS Salem also serves as home to the Ā“Kilroy Was HereĀ” catchphrase and the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum.

Quincy Historical Society & Museum

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 cityĀ’s … Read more

Nut Island

Part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and one of the few accessible by land, this property offers stellar vistas of the Boston skyline and other Harbor Islands. A great place to watch the sunset, this location is popular for walking, picnicking, or fishing from the pier.