Now’s the time to plan that awaited family trip. What better place to visit on that trip than a amazing attraction that adds fun with history. At Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, four generations of the Adams family are brought to life at sites like the John Adams house, Peacefield, and the Stone Library.
Everyone from all ages is sure to have a great time. Located 10 miles south of Boston, the park includes the birthplaces of two presidents, the “summer White House,” Stone Library, the Adams Carriage House, and 13 acres of a historic landscape that reflects the lifestyles and values of four generations of the Adams family.
The Adams family’s mark was so bold that its effects are felt in aspects of civic life today. Members of the Adams family served as governors, congressmen, presidents, and drafters of the longest written state constitution in the U.S who took enormous strides in shaping the public’s view on slavery, foreign policy and government.
They witnessed the Revolutionary War, drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, and through their determined patriotism, guided America through its first years as a country. Park tours begin at the visitor center, where a short film gives context to the characters, places, and stories that guests will fully immerse themselves in along the way.
From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn’s Hill to the gentleman’s country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of heroes, statesman, philosophers, as well as learned women whose ideas and actions helped to really transform thirteen disparate colonies into one amazing united nation. What’s not to love.
Close by to other must see popular attractions like the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, few places connect the present to the past quite as seamlessly as the Adams National Historical Park. Any self-proclaimed history enthusiast is sure to fall in love with this special place.