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“Surprise Gem”

Quincy Historical Society
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Quincy
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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surprise Gem”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

It has a wonderful gift shop! It is a good place to take children, spend a rainy afternoon. And it is such a beautiful building.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Nice little national park location with books and other items. They also have a quick 20 minute movie about the Adams that is enjoyable.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“PEEK INTO QUINCY”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This local Historic Society houses a great peek into what makes Quincy special. Photos and objects. Great building, too. No fee but donation.

Visited July 2013
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Cloquet, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“What a Surprise!”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

My husband and I stopped here not really sure where we were going in Quincy, and I am sure glad we did! It is a very neat, local Historical Society that is housed in an old boys school where John Hancock was raised. We learned A LOT about the Adam's and the Quincy Adam's--including many artifacts and clothing from the family. There is even a Revolutionary-style chair owned by Abigail herself....I thought that to be something only the Smithsonian had. Aside from the very-well laid out museum, we found out the many well-known, national businesses were started in Quincy. (I'll let everyone find out for themselves which ones!) The ship-building history of Quincy was interesting too. Well done! Be sure to visit the small git shop. Free, but a donation is happily accepted.

Visited February 2013
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