John Quincy Adams birthplace
The John Quincy Adams Birthplace, in Quincy, Massachusetts, is the saltbox home in which United States President John Quincy Adams was born in 1767. The birthplace of Adams' father, President John Adams, is only a few feet away, on the same property. On December 19, 1960, the birthplace was designated a National Historic Landmark. The border of the national historic landmark includes both houses and a park area. The two houses are now part of the Adams National Historical Park, and are operated by the National Park Service. The elder Adams' later mansion, called Peacefield, is a few miles away, as are the graves of both presidents and their wives in the United First Parish Church. The Abigail Adams Cairn, atop a nearby hill from which Abigail and the 7-year old John Quincy Adams watched the Battle of Bunker Hill and the burning of Charlestown, is also of interest. All are open to the public.

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