Quincy Massachusetts is Conway’s Featured Community of the month for February.
Here is our list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Quincy!
1.) Adams National Historical Park
Travel back in time at the Adams National Historical Park and visit the birthplaces not one, but two U.S. presidents, John Adams, and his son, John Quincy Adams. Visit “Peacefield,” the stately Adams mansion that served as both the summer White House for both Adams presidents and as home to generations of their descendants.
2.) Marina Bay
With its charming boutiques, Nantucket-style boardwalk, superb restaurants, and breathtaking views of the Boston skyline, Marina Bay has become Boston’s premiere waterfront entertainment destinations. Marina Bay also serves as an active working marina, with powerboats and sailboats docking at the 685 slips, and includes accommodations available for crafts up to 210 feet, electricity, water, and free parking.
3.) U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum
Located on the site of the former Quincy shipyard, the USS Salem, a Cold War-era heavy cruiser, serves as home to the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum. The USS Salem offers visitors a chance to experience life on the former flagship of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
4.) Granite Railway / Quarry Exhibits
The Granite Railway, built in 1826, was America’s first commercial railway, assembled for transporting Quincy granite to Charlestown for the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument. The remains of the Railway’s incline are located at the end of Mullin Avenue in West Quincy. Granite quarrying exhibits are also on display in the Presidents Place Galleria in Quincy Center.
5.) Harbor Express
Harbor Express offers travelers and residents alike a fun and relaxing excursion along the beautiful Massachusetts coastline, from whale watches to harbor cruises. The ferry service is also popular with commuters as a great alternative to the rush-house gridlock of the Southeast Expressway.
6.) Golf Courses
Quincy offers visitors three golf courses including the newly opened Granite Links Golf Club, which is fast establishing a reputation as the Boston area’s premier, world-class golf course:
Granite Links Golf Club:
100 Quarry Hills Drive
Furnace Brook Golf Club:
74 Summit Avenue
Presidents Golf Course:
357 W. Squantum Street
7.) United First Parish Church
This historic church, known as the “Church of Presidents,” was built from Quincy granite in 1828 with funds provided by president, John Adams. Tours of the church include a visit to the Adams Family crypt, where john Adams, John Quincy Adams, and their wives are interred.
Located in the fabulous Marina Bay, Waterworks brings a bit of the tropics to the Bay as an outdoor nightclub that provides everything from barbecues and billiards to live music and volleyball. There’s always something going on beneath the swaying palm trees of the Boston area’s most popular summer hot spot!
9.) Josiah Quincy House
Built in 1770 as a country estate by revolutionary patriot Colonel Josiah Quincy, this colonial home is believed to have served as a lookout point from which patriots could observe British ships traveling in and out of Boston Harbor. Colonel Quincy was the first in a long line of Josiah Quincys, a line that would produce three mayors of Boston and a president of Harvard University.
10.) Thomas Crane Public Library
Built in 1881 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the Thomas Crane Public Library’s original building is a masterpiece of 19th century Romanesque architecture. With ornate woodwork and LaFarge stained glass windows, the building is truly a work of art. Several additions have been constructed since its 1882 opening, including a multimillion-dollar addition in 2001 that combines the architectural spirit of the original Richardson building with the technological capabilities of a 21st century library.
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