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Quincy Historical Society

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A great insight into the birth of a nation

This was a great way to really take in the history around the birth of Quincy & also the vital role... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Dale M
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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History fans: visual, informational exhibit and unique research library

The Quincy Historical Museum is located in the Adams Academy building, built in the 19th century... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
RachelRaven
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Quincy MA
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8 Adams St, Adams Academy Building, Quincy, MA 02169-2002
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to really take in the history around the birth of Quincy & also the vital role it played in shaping this great country. Located right the center of Quincy, it's ideal for a visit before you do the Adams tour...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Quincy Historical Museum is located in the Adams Academy building, built in the 19th century and originally a boy’s school. On the ground floor is an exhibit,“Of Stones, of Ships, of Minds,” dedicated to Quincy’s granite and shipbuilding industries, and to its businesses Howard...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

There is so much history in Quincy to explore and experience, but no visit to Quincy would be complete with a stop and tour of the Quincy Historical Society. In fact, I recommend that it be your first stop as it is the best source...More

1  Thank Ray T
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had an hour to wait for our Adams Historical Site Tour so we wandered over to the Quincy Historical Society. It is housed in a quaint historical building that used to house an academy. The exhibits covered the history of the city, famous residents...More

Thank emholly
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I'm a big fan of local history, and if your research is about Quincy MA (home to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Abigail Adams), this small but fascinating museum is worth a trip. Located in a historic building that once housed a school called...More

Thank DevorahLeah
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I have to say first off that I am bias being a member of this society,but if you are interested in Quincy's history,this has a lot to offer. The museum is located in just one room but enough to give you an insight into local...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The tour of the museum was great, the guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the families along with the history of the city. Great Tour I recommend this attraction.

Thank Doughnut6
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This small museum had a lot of information packed into a relatively compact place. If you are in Quincy I would recommend a stop here. The staff was very nice and informative.

Thank isamelvin
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Learn the story of how Quincy was once Braintree and delve into the treasure trove of artifacts, documents, and photographs. Director Ed Fitzgerald is a font of wisdom about Quincy and is please to share his time and knowledge with visitors. There is also ample...More

Thank 444JosephC
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This small museum is packed with interesting pieces and stories, from the local Adams family to interesting pieces on local industry, that includes Dunkin Donuts. Actual clothing & artifacts from John & Abigail Adams who lived nearby, and the small gift shop were highights for...More

1  Thank Viognier9
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