United First Parish Church
A member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts

Daily Tours

2019 Season
Saturday April 13th to Monday November 11th

Daily tour times:
Mon.-Sat. 11am - 4pm
Sun. 12pm - 4pm

Group tours are available upon request by email at:
or by phone at: 617.773.1290 ext. 5

Tours open for the season Saturday April 14, 2018.

Daily tour times:

Mon.-Sat. 11am - 4pm
Sun. 12pm - 4pm

Group tours are available upon request. Contact 617-773-0062 or visitorsprogram@ufpc.org for more information.
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, which was their place of family worship.


Visiting the Church of the Presidents

Daily Tours: 2019 Season

The History and Visitors Program tours will be open from Saturday April 13th through Monday November 11th.  

Tour Times 

Monday - Saturday:  11am - 4pm

Sundays: 12pm - 4pm

Group Reservations

Daily tours are offered on a walk-in basis and usually available on arrival.  There is no need for families or small groups (15 or less) to make a reservation. 


Larger groups (15+) are asked to email or a call prior to their arrival date to make a group reservation:

By email: visitorsprogram@ufpc.org 

By phone: 617.773.1290  ext. 5

Supporting the Church of the Presidents

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.


Operating the Visitor Program is a public service, and as such we ask our visitors to give a donation in support of the program rather than charging a formal admission fee.  The generosity of our visitors has helped us to see Adams crypt is open to visitors and tourists from across the country and around the world for the last 41 years.  


Therefore, the Church of the Presidents is asking for your help with the maintenance and care of this historic treasure.  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 2018, the Church and presidential crypts were visited by 10.950 visitors, including folks from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and 42 countries around the world!


We first opened to visit by the public in 1976, the Bicentennial Year, making 2017 our 41st 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 250th birthday of John Quincy Adams and the 282nd birthday of John Adams.  These ceremonies started 50 years ago during the presidency of Lyndon r, with nine United States presidents having been represented at the ceremonies. The U.S. Navy serves as the official representative of represents the President and provides both an honor guard and musicians from the Navy band for the ceremonies each year.