Adams National Historical Park
Other Ideas: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Harvard Museum of Natural History; Old South Meeting House; Minuteman National Park
Travel back in time at the Adams National Historical Park, where you'll visit the birthplaces of not one, but two U.S. presidents: John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.
Your journey begins at the park's Visitor Center in Quincy Center: After viewing the center's exhibits and video presentation, board a trolley for the short journey to the quaint colonial saltbox birthplaces of the presidents.
From there, you'll travel to 'Peacefield,' the stately Adams mansion that served as summer White House to both Adams presidents and home to generations of their descendants.
While at the Adams Mansion, be sure to visit the impressive Stone Library, built to house the Adams' collection of some 14,000 historic volumes, including the library of John Quincy Adams.
School Group Programs
Teachers, plan a field trip to Adams National Historical Park! There are several great ways for your students to enjoy the park and learn a lot while doing so. We offer tours of all the homes, although this is not recommended for younger students, and we have two curriculum based programs as well. Families in the American Revolution is best suited for third grade and Pen and Parchment is appropriate for fifth grade and up. Reservations are mandatory for all groups and can be made by calling the group reservation coordinator at (617) 770-1175.
Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm
April 19 - November 10
Tours leave from Visitor Center every quarter past and
quarter to the hour, Last tour departs at 3:15 p.m.
$5 for adults;
children 16 and under are free
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