Friday Nov. 11th will be the last day of our 2016 tour season!

Tour Hours

Monday - Friday:
 
11 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday:
Noon - 4 PM

Suggested Donation:

Adults $5.00
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. 

Welcome to United First Parish Church, the Church of the Presidents


Quincy, Massachusetts, is proud to be distinguished as the birthplace lifetime home, and final resting place of the second and sixth Presidents of the United States, who each played crucial roles in securing our nation's independence and making our democracy strong.  The tombs of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, alongside those of First Ladies Abigail Adams, and Louisa Catherine Adams, rest within the crypt at United First Parish Church, Church of the Presidents, which was their place of family worship.

 

Tour Dates and Times


Our public Visitors' Program is on the same schedule and hours as the Adams National Historic Park.

Tours run from April 19 through November 11. Monday through Friday hours are 11-4, and Saturday and Sunday hours are 12-4.

 

The Church of the Presidents is more than a home for its congregation.  It is a centerpiece of the City.  It is a symbol of our freedom.  While the Church of the Presidents has a cooperative arrangement with the Adams National Historic Park to open the crypt and the church building to visitors, because we are an active congregation we receive no money whatsoever from the Federal Government.

 

In recent years, the Adams crypt has been open to visitors and tourists who have come to visit QuincyCity of Presidents, from throughout the world. Operating the Visitor Program is a public service and its cost is not one that our members should be expected to absorb without help. The Visitor Program has a continuing need for funds to assure continued access to this historic treasure.

 

Therefore, the Church of the Presidents is asking for your help. The Adams and their generation pledged their lives and sacred honor so that we might enjoy independence and liberty today. Your tax-deductible contribution is important. We are a 501[c][3] tax-exempt organization and, in fact your gift may be eligible as a matching gift from your employer.

 

    In 2015, the Church and presidential crypts were visited by 6,793 visitors, including folks from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and 38 foreign countries!

 

We first opened to visit by the public in 1976, the Bicentennial Year, so this is our 40th season.  Until 1976, visits to the crypts were by appointment only.  The presidential crypts were originally sealed, and in 1903 the granite door was replaced by the current gate.


This year the History and Visitors Program celebrated the 249th birthday of John Quincy Adams and the 281st birthday of John Adams, with wreaths being presented in the name of President Obama.  These ceremonies started during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and so this is their 49th year, with nine United States presidents having been represented at the ceremonies.

As usual the U.S. Navy represented the President and provided both an honor guard and musicians from the Navy band.