Discover Quincy Days
Visit 5 Historic Quincy Sites for $5!
Experience Quincy and all of its rich history for one admission price of $5 on Saturday, October 5 from 10am - 4pm.
Participants may purchase a Discover Quincy wristband for $5 that gives them admission for the day to the Quincy History Museum at the Quincy Historical Society, Dorothy Quincy Homestead, Josiah Quincy House, United First Parish Church (The Church of the Presidents) and the Hancock Cemetery.
Due to the government shutdown, the Adams National Historical Park is closed until further notice. As they planned to participate in Saturday's Discover Quincy Day promotion, we will include a voucher for a future visit to the Adams properties including the birthplaces and summer White House of President John and John Quincy Adams.
"Many visitors to Quincy are familiar with the Adams story and the National Historical Park tour of the birthplaces and the Old House at Peace field,” said Donna Mavromates, Vice President and Director of Tourism for the Quincy Chamber. “Fewer are familiar with the ‘Quincy’ story, one of Massachusetts’ leading families, and the Dorothy Quincy Homestead and Josiah Quincy House. We wanted to bring that inclusive experience to all visitors and residents alike and make it easy and affordable for them to enjoy more of Quincy’s rich history this summer.”
With the purchase of a wristband, visitors can visit one, two, three, four, or all five historic sites on Discover Quincy Days. They may use their own transportation and travel from location to location or they may take advantage of a shuttle that will depart from the Quincy Historical Society and run on a continuous loop between the sites from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In addition, participants can explore Quincy’s history by walking in the footsteps of John Adams. A Walking Tour map provides a self-guided tour for visitors from the Adams Academy/Quincy Historical Society down Hancock Street. Along the way, a variety of statues and markers, such as the John Adams and Abigail Adams/John Quincy Adams statues and Granite Ball are highlighted. The public is also welcome to join the free John Adams Health Walk which will depart from Pageant Field, One Merrymount Parkway at 8am for a 3.3 mile walk through the grounds of the Adams' summer White House and the downtown Quincy attractions.
Quincy City Historian Tom Galvin will lead a free guided tour of the Mount Wollaston Cemetery, departing at 1pm from the entrance at the Southern Artery/Greenleaf Street intersection.
Discover Quincy wristbands will be sold at all of the participating historic sites on Discover Quincy Days and in advance at the Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams Street or the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 180 Old Colony Ave, Suite 300. For more information call (617) 471-1700 x207.