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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old House

Adams National Historical Park

 
 
Old House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
1. Old House Marker
Inscription.
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

[ Back of marker ]
“It is but the farm
of a Patriot”

John Adams, 1788

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 15.357′ N, 71° 0.65′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Adams Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (approx. mile away); Abigail Adams (approx. half a mile away); United First Parish Church (approx. half a mile away); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. half a mile away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Henry Adams (approx. half a mile away); William Hutchinson's Grant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Liberty Tree Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Adams National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker in Quincy, Mass. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
2. Marker in Quincy, Mass.
President John Adams retired to this farm after leaving office. He died here on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration, died several hours earlier on the same day.
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
3. Back of Marker
Peacefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
4. Peacefield
The Old House at Peacefield was home to four generations of the Adams family.
Back of the Old House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
5. Back of the Old House
Stone Library in Garden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
6. Stone Library in Garden
This 1870 structure houses over 14,000 historic documents. It also contains the unfinished Benjamin West painting of the Treaty of Paris.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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