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    Adams National Historical ParkAdams National Historical Park Quincy, Massachusetts
    Adams National Historical Park was called the Adams National Historic Site, and is located in Quincy, Massachusetts, preserving the house and home of Presidents of the United States John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and US ambassador to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, as well as writers and historians, Brooks Adams and Henry Adams. The park contains eleven structures that describe the story of five generations of the Adams family, from 1720 to 1927, and include the presidents, first ladies, US ministers, historian, writers and family members that supported and contributed to the success of their family and country. Besides Peacefield, the home of four generations of the family, the park's main historic features include the John Adams birthplace, the Stone Library built in 1870 to house the books of John Quincy Adams and could be considered the First presidential library and has over 14,000 historical volumes in twelve languages and the nearby John Quincy Adams birthplace. The visitor center is located less than a mile from the park, and regular tours of the houses are offered during the season from April 19, to November 10, using guided tours only, and a tourist trolley between the sites that has been supplied by the park service. The house is a National Historic Landmark and in 1720 was bought by Deacon John Adams, Sr., the father of the future second president, who lived there until 1764, when he would marry Abigail Smith, and just a couple of feet from the birthplace of John Quincy Adams. The old house at Peacefield was originally built in 1731 for Leonard Vassall, a sugar planter, and would become his summer house. It would be empty for quite a while, with its 75 acres, before it was bought by Adams in 1787 for 600 pounds. The Adams family would move in the next year and keep it occupied until 1927, when it would be sold to the Adams Memorial Society.

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    US Naval Shipbuilding MuseumUnited State Shipbuilding Museum Quincy, Massachusetts
    The United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum is situated in Quincy, Massachusetts and showcases the USS Salem (CA-139), a heavy cruiser that is now docked at the former Fore River Shipyard where she would be laid down in 1945. The museum began in 1993 in response to efforts by local officials and volunteers that wanted to revive the shipyard area after its operations had ended in 1986, with numerous exhibits located on board the ship that pertains to the naval history of our country and shipbuilding, as well as dockside features and a miniature golf course. General Dynamics Corporation would shut down its shipbuilding operations at the Weymouth Fore River facility in Quincy, that marked the end of a 102 year history of shipbuilding on the Fore River and 85 years at the Quincy Point site. Many plans were offered for use of the old shipyard, but in 1992, a group of volunteers came up with a partial solution: buy and relocate a ship that had been built at the shipyard to be reborn as a museum that celebrated the history of the yard. In 1994, the city and group would be able to successfully negotiate the relocation of the Salem from Philadelphia to Quincy. The old ship has a lot of room for museum displays and casual exploration by visitors, with individual exhibits on the ship that include the Cruiser Sailor Museum and a marvelous model ship collection. The history of heavy cruisers is showcased, as well as those that feature ships like the USS Newport News (CA-148), a Baltimore class cruiser that had been constructed at this shipyard, and the last of the Des Moines class cruisers.

April 21, 2011