Discover Quincy, the tourism agency of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the return of its “Discover Quincy Days” program being offered this season. On three Saturdays, August 2, September 6 and October 4, visitors and residents can experience Quincy and all of its rich history for one admission price.
Participants may purchase a Discover Quincy wristband for $5 that gives them admission for the day to the Adams National Historical Park which operates the birthplaces and summer White House of US Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, the Adams Crypt at the United First Parish Church, Quincy Historical Society Museum, Josiah Quincy House, and Dorothy Quincy Homestead.
“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 Margaret Laforest, 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. At the Hancock Cemetery, located across the street from the United First Parish Church, a historical interpreter will be on hand to guide visitors through the town’s earliest cemetery.
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.
Not able to visit on the Discover Quincy Days, new for 2014, Discover Quincy will offer a similar combined admission valid until November 10, 2014. For $10, visitors will receive a ticket and can tour each attraction when convenient for them. These tickets can be purchased online at DiscoverQuincy.com or at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.