Quincy Presidential Trail

photo: The Old House at Peace field, built in 1731, was home to four generations of the Adams family. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: Urban, Connects 14 historic sites in downtown Quincy.
State(s): Massachusetts
Counties:
Longitude: -71.00011
Latitude: 42.24559

Driving Directions

Quincy Center MBTA Red Line from Boston

Description

Modeled after the Freedom Trail in Boston, route is hard to follow in places due to discontinuity in signs, painted line. Leads one through highlights of heritage of John Adams, and home to pioneers in commerce, education and technology

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Adams National Historic Park

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Caroline Keinath
Chief of Interpretation
Adams National Historic Site
1305 Hancock St.
Quincy , MA 2169
(617) 773-1177

 

Photos

Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Inscription on Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Inscription on Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

Plaque, Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Plaque, Abigail Adams Cairn, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Adams crypt, United First Parish Church, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Adams crypt, United First Parish Church, Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

Birthplaces of John Adams (right) and John Quincy Adams (left), Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Birthplaces of John Adams (right) and John Quincy Adams (left), Quincy, Mass. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

The Old House at Peace field, built in 1731, was home to four generations of the Adams family. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

The Old House at Peace field, built in 1731, was home to four generations of the Adams family. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

 

The Old House at Peace field. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

The Old House at Peace field. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.

Reviews

Quincy Presidential Trail

The sites located within the 1 .5-mile radius of Quincy Center are:
Adams National Historical Park, which includes: The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces (listed as the presidential birthplaces) and the Old House at Peace field, and Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center
The United First Parish Church (UFPC) and listed as Adams Crypt and UFPC
Old City Hall
Abigail Adams Cairn
Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society
Mount Wollaston Cemetery
Josiah Quincy house, A Historic New England property
With one day to visit, go to the ANHP Visitor Center to sign up for a tour of the presidential birthplaces and the Old House at Peace field (seasonal hours). Trolley bus transportation is included with admission. If you have a National Parks pass, present it for free admission for you and up to 3 people in your party. If time allows, also visit the crypt where Presidents John & John Quincy Adams and their wives are buried, in the United First Parish Church in Quincy Center. (If your hotel is in Boston, take the subway (Red line) from Boston to Quincy Center.)

November 29, 2018

 

 

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