Adams National Historical Park

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Adams National Historical Park:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Adams National Historical Park

Address:135 Adams St
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone:617-773-1177
Fax:617-472-7562
Web: www.nps.gov/adam/
Size: 24 acres.
Established: Designated as Adams Mansion National Historic Site on December 9, 1946; changed to Adams National Historic Site on November 26, 1952; redesignated Adams National Historical Park on November 2, 1998.
Location:In the City of Quincy, Massachusetts, approximately ten miles south of Boston. All tours begin at the Visitor Center which is located at 1250 Hancock Street in the Presidents Place Galleria.
Facilities:Museum/exhibit. Entrance fee required. A free trolley bus provides regularly scheduled shuttle service between the park visitor center and the historic homes.
Activities:Regularly scheduled tours of the historic homes (mid-April - mid-November), family-oriented special events program (throughout the year), and annual lecture series (last week in June).
Special Features:The site includes 11 historic structures detailing the lives of five generations of the Adams family (1720 to 1927), including two US Presidents and First Ladies, three US Ministers, historians, writers and family members. The main historic features include: John Adams Birthplace, where John Adams, the 2nd US President was born (1735), and the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, where his son, John Quincy Adams, 6th US President was born (1767); the "Old House," home to four generations of the Adams family; and the United First Parish Church, where both Presidents and the First Ladies are entombed in the Adams family crypt.

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National Park Service sites north and south of the city include, Adams National Historic Site (617-773-1177), birthplace and home of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams; Salem Maritime National Historic Site (978-740-1660), one of the earliest ports in the colonies to send trade ships to the East Indies; Lowell National Historical Park (978-970-5000), which interprets the function of cotton mills and factories that began the nation's Industrial Revolution; and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (617-233-0050), where the first integrated ironworks began in North America between 1646 and 1648.
In another case last November, thieves using power saws cut through the door of a small library at the Adams National Historic Site in Quincy, Massachusetts, and escaped with numerous priceless artifacts, including books.
The Old House," as several generations of Adamses would refer to it, serves as the centerpiece of Adams National Historic Site in Quincy, Massachusetts, the only national park site to tell the story of two presidents.