Boston Kennedy Library Excursion Reviews
We booked a ship tour in Boston that visited two historical sites. The first, Peacefield, was the home of John and Abigail Adams beginning in 1787 and three additional generations of the Adams family lived here. This tour, with a National Park Service ranger, was one of the best tours we have ever had of any historical building. The ranger was superb, knowing many details about the family and talking about the artifacts we saw in the house, bringing the Adams legacy to life. We also visited the small stone library building built in 1870 to house the papers of John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Charles Adams (ambassador to Great Britain during the Civil War). This is essentially the first Presidential library. After this memorable visit, we spent time at the JFK Presidential Library, which was worthwhile, but not nearly as interesting as Peacefield. The building is dramatic and there are many exhibits about the Kennedy family and legacy; the most interesting was probably the special exhibit on the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tour was very expensive, but the visit to the Adams house was worth the price of admission.