Peacefield is a historic home formerly owned by 2nd President of the US, John Adams, & other members of the Adams family, located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of the house was built in 1731 by Leonard Vassall, a sugar-planter from Jamaica, & acquired by John & Abigail Adams in 1787 after its loyalist owners had abandoned Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. The Adams first occupied the house in 1788 Abigail Adam, New England, Front Yards, John Adams, Old Houses, National Parks, Historical Home, John Quincy Adams, United States
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After becoming rich (comparatively) and famous (very), the Adamses bought this house, which they called "Peacefield." Abigail had it enlarged to its present size, and four generations of the Adamses lived in it, each adding to the treasures inside (which I was not allowed to photograph). The Adams family, of which there are presently about a hundred or so, meet here occasionally for family gatherings.
John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.
This is the John Adams statue he was our 2nd United States Of America President. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause. He was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence.