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Description - Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of the Adams family (from 1720 to 1927). The park has two main sites: the Birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams, and Peacefield including the “Old House,” home to four generations of the Adams family, and the Stone Library which contains more than 14,000 historic volumes.

Attractions - This was the home of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, of U.S. Minister to Great Britain Charles Francis Adams, and of the writers and historians Henry Adams and Brooks Adams. The park also includes the birthplaces of the two presidents and the United First Parish Church.

Recreation - This site hold numerous events, and is home to the museum collections of various historic items related to the Adams family.

Climate - Generally warm and humid in the summer. Often windy and wet in Fall and Spring. Generally cold in winter, with snow possible from November through March. Layered clothing is recommended and comfortable shoes recommended for walking on gravel.

Location - Car From Boston and Route 128: Traveling south on U.S. Interstate 93 or Route 128, take exit 7 - Route 3 south to Braintree and Cape Cod. Take the first exit off Route 3 south - exit 18, Washington Street and the Quincy Adams T. Follow signs towards Quincy Center. Continue straight on Burgin Parkway through six sets of traffic lights. At the seventh set of traffic lights, turn right onto Dimmock Street. Follow Dimmock Street one block to the intersection of Hancock Street. Turn right onto Hancock Street. The National Park Service Visitor Center, located in the Galleria at President's Place is two blocks on your left, 1250 Hancock Street. Parking is in the garage in the rear of the building, turn left just before the building.


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Contact Information:
Adams National Historic Site, P.O. Box 531, 135 Adams Street , Quincy, MA, 02169, Phone: 617-773-1177

Additional Information:
Massachusetts Historic Sites -

Links:
Adams National Historic Site - Official agency website

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