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While visiting Hancock-Adams Common, Quincy’s newest park, which had just been opened and dedicated, my friend and I also visited Hancock Cemetery which is just behind the park.
This historic cemetery is in Quincy Square across Hancock Street from the United First Parish Church, a/k/a...More
We visited the cemetery on Sunday and it currently hidden by construction on Hancock St. When we finally entered the cemetery we were met with trash spewed all over the floor. Empty bottles , paper and even toiletries like a toothpaste tube and such. The...More
We have visited a lot of historic cemeteries and this is a good one -- well maintained and easy to walk around. This was part of the city hour tour which is worth taking. We had a very good guide. Most interesting is the role...More
This cemetery holds fine examples of colonial and Victorian gravestones. Some are true works of art, with iconography typical of their eras (death’s heads, willows and urns). Reading epitaphs gives a glimpse into the matter-of-fact, poetic attitude towards death that was held in the centuries...More
This was a really cool walk into history. We had planned to visit the Adams National Park, but tours don't begin until April 19th. This was a moment to think about the perfect storm of great minds that came together in the 1770s. Quincy Center...More