Quincy (Massachusetts)

Abigail and John Quincy Adams

Quincy is in Massachusetts. Quincy was the birthplace of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. United States Declaration of Independence signer and first Massachusetts governor John Hancock was also born here. Quincy produced the first commercial railroad in the country in order to transport the granite from its quarries to Boston for use in many buildings there. Quincy's shipbuilding history started with sailing ships in the 1800s and continued with battleships at the Fore River Shipyard. Howard Johnson's and Dunkin Donuts restaurants were also started here.

Get in

By air

By train

By bus

By boat

By car

Interstate 93 runs south from Boston through Quincy.

Get around

Quincy is primarily residential. You can reach much of the city by bus, but most things worth seeing are within walking distance of an MBTA (redline) station.


The Adams Pew inside the United First Parish Church






Go next

The many attractions of Boston and Plymouth are only a short train ride away. Cape Cod or the North Shore are good day trips, too.

Routes through Quincy

Boston Milton  N  S  Braintree Canton
Ends at Boston  N  S  Weymouth Plymouth
END  N  S  Braintree Kingston
Downtown Boston Dorchester  N  S  Braintree END
END Boston  NW  SE  Weymouth Scituate
END Boston  NW  SE  Randolph Lakeville
END Boston  NW  SE  Braintree Halifax

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