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Address: 1307 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169-5119

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Quaint old cemetery

After visiting the Adams' homes and United First Parish Church I stopped by this cemetery with headstones dating back to 17th century. Get a free map across the street at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is very old cemetery and also beautiful. It looks so nice from outside that you will feel to go inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting the Adams' homes and United First Parish Church I stopped by this cemetery with headstones dating back to 17th century. Get a free map across the street at the church. Be sure to take the tour of the church to visit the final resting places of the both presidents Adams and their wives.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is right across the street from the Church of Presidents, which must not be missed, but this cemetery will take you back in time as you visit the graves of soldiers from all the historic wars of this country. You can spend as long or as short a time as you like. It's not a huge cemetery.

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Northwestern Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Easy to find just off the Quincy Center T station. Go to the United First Parish Church for a map with grave locations.

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Claymont, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

After viewing the "Church of Presidents" where the Adams are buried, be sure to visit this cemetery were many other famous names can be seen on the grave markers. The cemetery itself is, sadly, not that well kept up, but it is a very interesting and peaceful place to experience.

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South Bend, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

After visiting the historic church across the street we followed the docent's advice and strolled through the Hancock Cemetery. Unfortunately, this place has fallen into terrible disrepair due to neglect. Trash strewn everywhere, vandalism, lack of maintenance. Just heartbreaking to see this occur to such an important location related to US history. The cemeteries of Lexington, Concord, and Salem are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having lived in Quincy 40 years decided to go for a history trip.Being curios walked through the well kept up cemetery and was amazed at the patriots that were buried there.Brings you back to the days of the revolution.Go across the street to the church and the actual tomb of two us presidents is open to the the public.lovely places

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Cohocton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We saw this site on a walking tour. I loved visiting all the old grave sites and feeling the history of the people who had come before us to forge this part of the country. Our tour guide gave so much great info other people were stopping to listen. Great feeling of history and a feeling of respect rests in... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The cemetery was founded c. 1640 (the date of the earliest documented graves), and is the only tangible remainder of the early settlement of the area.[2] It was the resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives, Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams (respectively), before they were moved to the crypt in the United First Parish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I had never seen graves dug longitudinally into the hill and covered with vertical stones in a U.S. cemetery before. The site looks well-cared for and remains a very respectful area amongst all the stores nearby.

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