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Adams Family in Boston

The Old State House Boston

Tour Description

"My Eyes are so diverted with Chimney Sweeps, Carriers of Wood, Merchants, Ladies, Priests, Carts, Horses, Oxen, Coaches, Market men and Women, Soldiers, Sailors, and my Ears with the Rattle Gabble of them all..." -- John Adams, diary, March 18-19, 1759

Follow the words and history of four generations of Adamses, from their experiences at the Old State House, through Beacon Hill, and into Back Bay. John, Abigail, and their descendants were prolific writers. The trove of documents they left behind intimately describe their lives, public service, and Boston from the eve of the Revolution to the turn of the twentieth century.

Private Tours

This tour can be scheduled as a private tour with advance notice. Call 617.367.2345 or use our private tour webform to learn more.

“Hello Little Feet!!! Our guide is so fabulous with children! We had 5 little girls ranging in ages from 5 to 13. The guide was able to keep them all attentive and interested for 1 hour -- a great feat!!!! I know that they will always remember the Boston Massacre due to our guide's ability to have them act it out. My husband and I recommended your tour to our friends as we were so thrilled and happy with how it was conducted.”
— Suffield, CT