Minutes south of Boston awaits one of New England’s most captivating destinations, the City of Quincy. Find fishing, boating and the ferry into Boston. Play golf at Quincy’s three beautiful golf courses or can rock climb and hike at the Quincy Quarries Reservation. Wollaston Beach is a great for swimming, walking or even bike riding.
Called the “City of Presidents” and “Birthplace of the American Dream”, Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Rich in plenty of beloved historic treasures, Quincy’s impressive past still remains very vibrant today as the city lays claim to an exciting future.
So many fascinating historic sites abound, while miles of coastline capture the entire imagination with their enchanting beauty. Culture and commerce blend to create an impressive array of things to see and do year round like the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and Adams National Historical Park.
First settled in 1625, Quincy was briefly part of Dorchester and Boston before becoming the north precinct of Braintree in 1640. In 1792, Quincy was split off and became a city in 1888. The town was named after Colonel John Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams and after whom John Quincy Adams was also named.
For more than a century, Quincy was home to thriving granite industry; the city was also the site of the Granite Railway, the United States’ first commercial railroad. Shipbuilding at the Fore River Shipyard was another key part of the city’s economy. In the 20th century, both Howard Johnson’s and Dunkin’ Donuts were founded here.
Stop by the Quincy Center and take the Walking Tour where visitors visit the National Historical Park, as well as the Thomas Crane Public Library, the Dorothy Quincy Homestead, the United First Parish Church, Hancock Cemetery and many statues along the way. The Driving Tour will bring visitors to all corners of the beautiful City.