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Quincy, MA
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Quincy City Hall
1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 376-1990
Chamber of Commerce
36 Miller Stile Road
Box 690625
Quincy, MA 02269
Tel: (617) 479-1111

Helpful Links

Official Website
Community Website
Thomas Crane Public Library

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Just minutes south of Boston awaits one of New England’s most captivating destinations, the City of Quincy (quin-zee). Called the "City of Presidents" and "Birthplace of the American Dream", Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Rich in historic treasures, Quincy’s impressive past remains vibrant today as the city lays claim to an exciting future.

First settled by a party including Captain Wollaston in 1625, Quincy was originally part of the neighboring town of Braintree. Her famous early residents included presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as the legendary patriot John Hancock - known for signing his name to the Declaration of Independence in extra-large script "so that fat King George can read it without his glasses." In 1792, the north precinct of Braintree became the town of Quincy, with residents opting to name the new town after Col. John Quincy, grandfather of Abigail Adams.

Today, visitors to Quincy can tour the birthplaces of both John Adams and John Quincy Adams as well as the Adams Mansion, the Summer White House for both presidents and home to their descendants until the early 20 th century. Other historic sites include United First Parish Church - where both Adams presidents and their wives are buried - historic Hancock Cemetery and the Dorothy Quincy Homestead, the childhood home of John Hancock's wife, Dorothy Quincy.

View or download a very detailed town profile in PDF format from the state government.

Useful Phone Numbers

Organization Phone Number
Police Dept., non-emergency (617) 745-5710
Fire Dept., non-emergency (617) 376-1040
Mayor's Office (617) 376-1990
City Clerk (617) 376-1131
Treasurer/Tax Collector (617) 376-1170
Parks & Recreation (617) 376-1393
School Administration (617) 984-8700
Public Library (617) 376-1301
Transportation (617) 635-4680
Water & Sewer Department (617) 989-7800
Public Works Department (617) 376-1959
Housing Authority (617) 847-4350
Health Commission (617) 376-1272

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