Adams National Historical Park


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

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National Parks
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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In addition, 18 National Park Service sites in Massachusetts -- including Boston's Faneuil Hall, the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy and Cape Cod's Salt Pond Visitor Center a would be closed during a government shutdown, with a ripple effect on private tourism-related businesses, according to the Malden Democrat.
In preparing the first four of its State of the Parks Assessments for Adams National Historical Park in Massachusetts.
Adams National Historical Park in Quincy; and, of course, Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge.
Though known as the Church of the Presidents--both John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams are entombed with their wives in its crypt--the church is not part of Adams National Historical Park (although the Park Service has a cooperative agreement with the church to interpret the crypt).
We tried to prevail upon them that this is part of the heritage of the city, something so rare that it could never be duplicated," says Kelly Cobble, museum specialist with the Adams National Historical Park.
So far, four parks have been chosen as the first test cases: Point Reyes National Seashore, whose assessment was released this spring; Adams National Historical Park, whose assessment was released last October; Rocky Mountain National Park, whose assessment will likely be out this summer; and Glacier National Park, whose assessment should be completed later this year.
At Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts, progress has already been made on a couple of fronts since its assessment was released last fall.
Pulitzer-prize-winning author David McCullough spoke at Adams National Historical Park on October 30 as part of an event to launch NPCA'S first State of the Parks report.
The church is located next to Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts, and although it is not part of the park, the building and the silver are part of the historic legacy of the Adams site.