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Summary

This travel guide offers a comprehensive itinerary for a day-long driving tour of Adams, MA, focusing on its historic sites. From the picturesque Adams Town Common to the influential Susan B. Anthony Birthplace and the serene Quaker Meeting House, travelers will explore the rich history and cultural heritage of this charming town. The guide highlights the importance of Quaker beliefs and the town's role in the Revolutionary War, providing a unique insight into early American life.

🏛️ Day 1: Historic Adams Exploration

  • A day-long driving tour through Adams, MA, exploring its rich history and picturesque landscapes. This itinerary covers significant historic sites, including the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony and the Quaker Meeting House, offering a deep dive into the town's Quaker and Revolutionary War heritage.

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📍 Adams Town Common

The starting point of our historic sites driving tour, located in the heart of Adams. This area was once the center of activity in the late 1700s and early 1800s, housing some of the first mills, a tavern, and a church. Several houses were moved to this area from Stafford Hill, with only one remaining at 70 Center Street. It's a serene spot to begin your exploration of Adams' history.

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Tips

Start early to enjoy the tranquility of the town and take in the historic charm of the area.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (413) 743-8300
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Adams, MA 01220

📍 Susan B. Anthony Birthplace

The birthplace of the pioneer equal rights advocate, showcasing her early life and influences. This area was a hub of activity in the small village of Adams in the early 1880s, featuring a tavern, a school, and two stores. The most famous structure in this area today is the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, a federal style house built by her father in 1817. The site offers a glimpse into the early life of this influential figure and the historical significance of the area.

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Tips

Check for guided tour timings to enhance your visit and gain deeper insights into Susan B. Anthony's upbringing and the historical context of the surroundings.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: (413) 743-7121
🌐   Website: http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 67 East Road, Adams, MA 01220
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📍 Quaker Meeting House

A preserved piece of early American architecture, representing the Quaker community's significant role in Adams. This building, built in 1782, stands as Adams' most important and best-preserved piece of early American architecture. It serves as a testament to the pioneer people who helped settle East Hoosuck/Adams and the strong beliefs that pervaded throughout the town. The open areas in front of the Meeting House are the unmarked graves of the early settlers, adding a poignant layer to the historical significance of the site.

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Tips

Visit during the first Sunday in September for the annual meeting and experience the rich traditions and heritage of the Quaker community in Adams.