President John Quincy Adams Birthplace
Backstory and Context
Just after his marriage with Abigail Smith in 1764, John Adams (one of the founding fathers of America, signer of the Declaration of Independence), moved in the house that his father purchased in 1744. The house is located at just 75 feet away from his birthplace. His son, and the sixth President of America, John Quincy Adams was born in this house on July 11, 1767. A dated brick at the upper left of the fireplace indicates that the main portion of the house was probably built in 1716. The furnishings of this house are not original
John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States and son of John Adams, one of the founding fathers of America, was born in one of the a clapboard houses of the "salt-box" type located in the park. The house is located just 75 feet away from his father birthplace. Both of the structures are the earliest surviving presidential birthplaces in the country.
Today there is less than an acre of land around the birthplaces. It is a hard to imagine ....acres of an 18th Century existed. "The Adamses used and appreciated every aspect of their working farm. Whether harvesting apples, planting trees, building stone walls, or tending cows, the working landscape was an important part of family life for multiple generations of the Adams family, in addition to their dedication to careers in government, civic virtue, and patriotism." - Adams NHP
John Quincy Adams Birthplace. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. . Accessed May 26, 2018. http://www.nps.gov/nhl/find/statelists/ma/AdamsBirthplace.pdf.