|J. Q. Adams was the first President to be photographed. This picture was taken shortly before his death.
J. Q. Adams sites that I have seen: Adams birthplace home, Quincy, MA
Adams 'Peacefield' home, Quincy, MA
U. S. Capital Building, site of Adams death Washington DC
Adams gravesite at United First Parish Church Quincy, MA.
|J. Q. Adams birthplace in Quincy, MA. September 2009. John Quincy Adams lived here as both a child and for awhile as a young adult.|
|On a return trip to J.Q. Adams birthplace in August 2017|
|John Adams birthplace next door. John Quincy would of spent some time here also growing up.|
|From a postcard. This shows how close the 2 birthplaces are. John Quincy Adams birthplace on the left is the oldest Presidential birthplace still standing, with John Adams birthplace on the right a close 2nd.|
When you go to Quincy, MA to see John Adams sites you get 2 Presidents for one. When you visit the saltbox house where John Adams was born, right next to it is another saltbox house where his son, John Quincy Adams was born. When you visit John Adams 'Peacefield' home, you are also visiting John Quincy Adams Peacefield home, since John Quincy Adams inherited the home after his fathers death. Finally when you visit John Adams gravesite at United First Parish church, no surprise, John Quincy Adams is also there.
|Backside of Adams Peacefield home. Taken in September 2009.|
|Picture I took of Adams home Peacefield in September 2013.
|Sitting on the porch, waiting for our tour to begin on our August 2017 trip|
|Mom, Dad, my kids and I after our Peacefield tour in August 2017|
|I also snapped this pic in September 2013. This is the Adams Library, in a way its the first Presidential Library. It holds the personal collection of books and papers owned by John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Charles Francis Adams (JQ
|No pictures are allowed inside of Peacefield or the Library. But this picture of the inside of the Library is on one of the walls of the visitors center.
|U. S. Capital Building. Site of J. Q. Adams death. Washington DC. At age 80, Adams was serving in the House of Represenatives. It was here that he suddenly died in 1848|
In the old House Chamber. Marker on floor makes mention that this is the site where John Quincy Adams sat when he served as a Congressman in his later years. Adams was often seen with his head on his desk. His colleagues thought that he was sleeping. But because of the acoustics in the room, he was really listening to what they were saying about him from the other side of the room. A cool trick that our tour guide did was had us stay at that spot as he walked across the room and started talking. We could hear him just the way that Adams could hear his fellow Congressmen.
|This is a statue of Abigail Adams and a young John Quincy Adams watching the battle of Bunker Hill from afar. It is just outside of the church in which the Adams are buried.
|United First Parish Church where the Adams are buried|
|Entering the church in August 2017, this year is the 250's birth year for John Quincy Adams.|
|My parents, wife and kids in Adams pew on our August 2017 trip|
|Memorial to John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams in the santuary.|
|Graves of John Quincy Adams and his wife Louisa Catherine Adams|
|My first trip to John Quincy Adams grave in September 2009.|
|My return trip to John Quincy Adams grave in September 2013|
|Most recent trip in August 2017 wife my kids.|
John Quincy Adams was the first son the a President who would become President. The only other one of course was George W. Bush. Adams served one mostly unhappy term as President, loosing to Andrew Jackson in 1828 in his re election bid. Adams later became the only former President to serve in the House of Represenatives. He did so for 17 years until his death at the age of 80.