Daily Tours

April 19 through November 11. 

Monday - Friday: 
Tours begin on the hour from 11 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday 
Tours begin on the hour from Noon - 4 PM

Suggested Admission Fee:

Adults $4.00
Seniors and Students: $3.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Group tours available upon request. Contact 617-773-0062 or visitorsprogram@ufpc.org
Please consider making a donation to help us preserve and restore our historic building. 

History & Visitor Program

First gathered in 1636 as a branch of First Church in Boston, this congregation was established in 1639. This magnificent building was completed in 1828 and is the fourth meeting house of the Church.

The United First Parish Church building, considered the finest existing Greek Revival church in New England, is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by noted architect Alexander Parris, who also designed Quincy Market in Boston.


United First Parish Church, once known as The Church of the Presidents, and Old Stone Temple, has a rich history in both the social and religious community.


Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

Church volunteers operate tours of our historical building from April 19th - November 11th. 

"Whether separate or together I am sensible that every year has been productive of many blessings, and that I have great cause for thankfulness."  - Abigail Adams, written to John Adams
Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony 2015
The annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the life of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States, will take place this year on Friday, July 10, 2015, at noon.  A Navy Honor Guard will present the presidential wreath on behalf of President Barack Obama and place it on the tomb of John Quincy Adams located beneath the church sanctuary.  There will be several speakers and music performed during the ceremony.  The public is invited to attend and can see the tombs the Presidents and First Ladies immediately following the ceremony.