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Adams National Historical Park, Presidential Birthplaces

The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States. John Adams was born in the salt box house located only 75 feet away from the birthplace of his son John Quincy Adams. Young John and his bride Abigail started their family, the future President launched his career … Read more

Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center

Begin your Adams experience at the park Visitor Center and view the new park movie, Enduring Legacy: Four Generations of the Adams Family. Access to the three historic houses and Stone Library is by conducted tour only and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A trolley transports you on your full park tour and returns you … Read more

Adams Crypt At United First Parish Church

Known as the “Church of the Presidents,” this historic church was built from Quincy granite in 1828 with funds provided by John Adams. Tours of the church include a visit to the Adams Family crypt; the final resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and First Ladies Abigail and Louisa Catherine Adams; … Read more

Abigail Adams Cairn

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 Bunker Hill. The cairn, an ancient form of commemoration, was erected by the Daughters of the Revolution in 1896. The cairn’s stones … Read more