Daily Tours

April 19 through November 12, 2016. 

Monday - Friday: 
11 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday 
Noon - 4 PM

Suggested Donation:

Adults $5.00
Seniors and Students: $3.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Group tours available upon request. Contact 617-773-0062 or visitorsprogram@ufpc.org
Please consider making a donation to help us preserve and restore our historic building. 

History & Visitor Program

First gathered in 1636 as a branch of First Church in Boston, this congregation was established in 1639. This magnificent building was completed in 1828 and is the fourth meeting house of the Church.

The United First Parish Church building, considered the finest existing Greek Revival church in New England, is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by noted architect Alexander Parris, who also designed Quincy Market in Boston.


United First Parish Church, once known as The Church of the Presidents, and Old Stone Temple, has a rich history in both the social and religious community.


Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

Church volunteers operate tours of our historical building from April 19th - November 11th. 

"Whether separate or together I am sensible that every year has been productive of many blessings, and that I have great cause for thankfulness."  - Abigail Adams, written to John Adams
Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony 2015
Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony Honoring the Life of John Adams

The 48th annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring the life of John Adams, second President of the United States, will be held in the church sanctuary on Friday, October 30, 2015, at noon.  The ceremony marks the 280th birthday anniversary of John Adams, who born on October 30, 1735.

The commanding officer from the Navy Operational Support Center Quincy will present the wreath on behalf of President Barack Obama.  The Navy Honor Guard will place it on the tomb of John Adams.   

Speakers commemorating the life of John Adams will be the Honorable Mayor Thomas Koch, Douglas Adams, representing the Adams Family, Kelly Cobble, Curator, Adams National Historical Park, and students from the Woodward School, North Quincy and Quincy High Schools.  Music will be perform the Navy Band Northeast, Newport RI, and the Quincy Choral Society.

For more information, call 617-773-0062 or email, visitorsprogram@ufpc.org.