1. Hancock Adams Common
Situated in the heart of Quincy’s downtown, this three-acre park and plaza boasts two ornamental fountains and monumental bronze statues honoring two of the City’s most famous inhabitants, John Adams and John Hancock.
2. Church of the Presidents
3. Brackett's Tavern Liberty Tree
Sunday. May 4th. 1766 “I saw for the first Time, a likely young Button Wood Tree, lately planted, on the Triangle made by the Three Roads, by the House of Mr. James Brackett. The Tree is well set and well guarded and has on it, an Inscription ‘The Tree of Liberty,’ and ‘cursed is he, who cutts this Tree.’” John Adams, Diary.
4. Abigail Adams Cairn
Here Abigail Adams and seven-year-old John Quincy Adams watched the burning of Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Abigail wrote: “the decisive Day is come on which the fate of America depends…the constant roar of the cannon is so distressing we cannot Eat, Drink or Sleep.”
5. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces
John Adams was born in 1735 in the house at the rear of the lot. John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in the house at today’s street corner. Here, Abigail Adams managed house and farm for several years during the Revolution. Here, John Adams drafted the Massachusetts State Constitution, which served as a model for the United States Constitution.
6. Hancock Cemetery
7. Quincy Town Hall (Old Town Hall)
8. John Hancock Birth Site and Adams Academy
9. Peace Field
10. Quincy Homestead
Follow the interactive walking tour on Clio.