Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of the Adams family from 1720 to 1927. The park has two main sites: the birthplaces of John Adams and John Quincy Adams; and the "Old House," or Peacefield to John Adams, home to four generations of the Adams family. This Web site contains a virtual tour of the park and biographical information about the Adams family.
This site on John and Abigail Adams is a companion to the documentary produced by PBS. It contains educational resources such as biographical information, a timeline, primary sources, a teacher's guide, and a compilation of related Web sites and books.
The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), has entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create this site and make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States of America. This site provides online access to all of the content of the print volumes of The Adams Papers, which includes John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers.
Deposited with the Boston Public Library in 1894, the John Adams Library includes over 3,000 volumes collected by the second president during his lifetime (1735-1826) as well as numerous volumes donated by his family members. One of the greatest private collections of its day, the Adams Library remains one of the largest original early American libraries still intact.
The Adams Family Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society are the most comprehensive and historically complete family collection held by an American cultural institution, public or private. The collection spans the years 1639 to 1889 and consists of the official records and writings of three generations of Adamses. This includes the papers of John and Abigail, John Quincy, Charles Francis, and their extended families. Comprising nearly 300,000 manuscript pages, the materials provide a comprehensive look at major historical events from before the Revolution to the end of the 19th century.