Abigail Adams Historical Society, the First Church in Weymouth, and the North Weymouth Cemetery Present
Tracing Abigail’s Path
Special Tours of the North Weymouth Meeting House District
May 19, 2019
Tours of three historic sites in North Weymouth’s Meeting House District significant to Abigail Adams will be given on Sunday, May 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The 1685 Abigail Adams Birthplace, where Abigail Smith Adams was born in 1744 and where she married John Adams in 1766, will offer tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:30 p.m. The Birthplace is located at 180 Norton Street.
The First Church in Weymouth (17 Church Street) is one of the oldest continuing congregations in the United States and the church where Abigail Adams’s father, Reverend William Smith, served from 1734 to 1783. In 1776, Reverend Smith read the Declaration of Independence to the congregation, the first time they would have heard it. The current building dates from 1833 and is the third on the site. Tours of the church will be offered 1:00–4:00 p.m. and will feature Reverend Smith’s bible. Light refreshments will be available.
The North Weymouth Cemetery, where Abigail Adams’s parents are buried, is one of the oldest burying grounds in Massachusetts and the site of Weymouth’s Civil War monument. Tours of the North Weymouth Cemetery are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tours will begin at the Abigail Adams Birthplace.
This program is part of a year-long series of special events, #RememberAbigail, planned by partner organizations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abigail Adams’s death in October 2018 and the 275th anniversary of her birth in November 2019. For more information, see http://
Pre-registration is not necessary. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 adults/$1 children for each tour at the Abigail Adams Birthplace and the North Weymouth Cemetery; donations are welcome at the First Church in Weymouth. There is no rain date