On this tour you will visit two of America's national treasures: the John F. Kennedy Library, perhaps the nation's most popular presidential library, and Peacefield, home and library of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. At the Kennedy Library and Museum, you will relax in the comfort of the theater for a 17-minute introductory film narrated in part by JFK. Incorporating historic television footage and cherished family home movies, this film provides the background and family and political accomplishments of the ""Camelot"" legend.
Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to independently explore the museum. Featuring an extensive range of audio-visual displays, you will have an opportunity to stand in a re-creation of the Oval Office and experience the drama of President Kennedy's historic address to the nation concerning Civil Rights, or perhaps capture the inspirational spirit of the space program.
Then you will continue to the nearby town of Quincy - birthplace of the father and son presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams - to visit The Old House lovingly referred to by John Adams as ""Peacefield."" This elegant plantation residence was home to four generations of the Adams family. First occupied by John Adams in 1788, it once served as the ""summer white house"" and is filled with original furniture and paintings treasured by the Adams family. Your U.S. National Park Ranger will provide a fascinating guided tour of the two floors of this home and the John Adams Presidential Library while providing an historical perspective of the vast accomplishments of these two great men.
Please note: The sites on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair.