Quincy Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Quincy; our list of the best things to see, including Adams National Historical Park, Quincy Quarries and United First Parish Church.
  • The best place in Quincy: Adams National Historical Park

    Adams National Historical Park

    1250 Hancock St.
    Historic homes: Apr 19 through Nov 10. Daily 9AM-5PM; Visitor Center is open during the Winter Season: Tu-F 10AM-4PM. $5.00, under 16 free. Tours include the Old House and the Birthplaces. To see the historic homes, you must join a tour. The last tour leaves at 3:15PM. Site orientation is also available here, along with exhibits, a bookstore and the site's only public restrooms. The 14 acre (56,600 m²) park is comprised of the Birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams, the Old House and the United First Parish Church. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more, however, there is no group rate. You can also see the "Adam's Mansion," home of US President John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, within a short walking distance of the Quincy Center MBTA (redline) station.
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  • Quincy Quarries

    The Quincy Quarries have supplied granite to Boston and buildings around the world with the tell-tale 'fingers' and blue-ish color
    Now, they are empty and great places to hike or take a walk during the day. Some areas are filled with color by generations of teenager's graffiti, others are used for rockclimbing, and you can even walk down the United State's oldest railroad, an ox-drawn train to transport granite to the harbor for transportation to Boston or further.
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  • United First Parish Church

    1306 Hancock Street
  • Quincy Historical Society

    8 Adams St
    M-F 9AM-4PM, Sa Noon-4PM. Excellent overview of Quincy history in lovely stone building built on the site of Hancock's birth. $3.
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  • Black's Creek

    Blacks Creek
    There are some paths through it, though few are maintained. However there are paths along it opposite the paths along the beach making for a fantastic walk up the beach and back along the marsh. Nestled into Blacks Creek is "Kincade Island", a peninsula into the creek with a children's playground, benches, and is entered by crossing a short wooden bridge.
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  • Wollaston Beach

    Quincy Shore Drive
    5 mi long beach with lifeguards, free parking, and a bathhouse with public restrooms. Although swimming is officially safe and allowed, many residents don't as before environmental legislation in the 1970s the harbor was generally putrid--a reputation persisting despite a very different harbor today.
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  • Quincy Shores Reservation

    Quincy Shore Drive
    Popular jogging and bicycling trail and beach.
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  • U.S.S. Constitution

    between Lincoln Ave
    Constitution, between Lincoln Ave. and 3rd Street in the Boston National Historical Park, [3]. In this historic park is the warship U.S.S. Constitution which is vital to Boston's history. The U.S.S. Constitution now serves as a training ship and is still commissioned for battle, making it the oldest warship in the world. It's over 205 feet (62 m) tall and weighs 2200 tons.
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  • F1

    290 Wood Road
    M-Th 12PM-11PM, F 12PM-12AM, Sa 9AM-12AM, Su 9AM-10PM. Two unique indoor kart race tracks complete with suits and helmets. Karts and track are scaled to give you a "real feel" racing experience. Full service restaurant with live entertainment and billiards available. Walk-in or open racing as well as leagues and team-building.
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  • Dorothy Quincy Homestead

    39 Butler Rd
    , [6]. May-mid Oct. M-F 9AM-1PM.
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  • USS Salem & the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum

    739 Washington St
    Naval Shipbuilding Museum, 739 Washington St., Phone: +1 617-479-7900, [4]. The USS Salem is a 716 foot long US Navy Heavy Cruiser Gunship and is the worlds only example of that class of ship. The Salem was among the most advanced war ships of her day and served until 1959. She is now permanently moored at the place of her birth, the former Fore River Shipyard in historic Quincy, MA. The ship is also home to the US Naval Shipbuilding museum and has on display thousands of items relating to Naval history and shipbuilding. Summer daily 10AM-5PM; Winter Sa,Su 10AM-4PM. General Admission $5, children under 4 free, Active Duty Military free. Group guided tours are available with a reservation.
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  • Josiah Quincy House

    20 Muirhead St
    Tours on the hour. $4.
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  • Hancock Cemetery

    1305 Hancock St
    (Adjacent to City Hall). Graves of the Adams and Quincy families and John Hancock's father. Interesting graveyard art. Free.
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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    40 Washington St
    M-Th 9AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Free.
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  • General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace

    86 Washington Street
    Sylvanus Thayer (1785-1872) was dubbed "father of the military academy" at West Point because he thoroughly reorganized and put it on sound footing. He also endowed Thayer Academy in Braintree and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
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  • Bars

    They are generally filled with locals from Quincy and surrounding areas. Popular bars include The Stadium and The Commonwealth. Unlike Boston, though, Quincy Bars close at 1am.
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  • The Half-Door

    1514-1516 Hancock St
    One of the primary drinking establishments of young white-hatted locals known as "yah-doods" and their female counterparts. Comfortable, frequently features cover bands and Irish balladeers.
  • Webster's Eatery

    25 Scammel St
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Specializes in Middle Eastern delicasies $
  • The Four's

    15 Cottage Avenue
    Claims to be named #1 Sports Bar in America by Sports Illustrated.
  • Inn at Bay Pointe

    64 Washington Court
    Dine waterfront on the Town River. $$
  • La Paloma

    195 Newport Av
    Lunch, dinner. Good Mexican food. $$
  • Jade Palace Super Buffet

    438 Quincy Avenue
  • Newcomb Farms

    93 Beale Street
  • Napoli Pizza & Sub Shops

    81 Washington Street
  • Ascari at F1

    290 Wood Road
    Trackside at F1, $8-$18.
  • Classic India

    1585 Hancock St
    Lunch and dinner. $$
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