Dorothy Quincy Homestead

About Us

This charming colonial estate, parts of which date to 1685, was home to generations of Quincy's; one of Massachusetts’ leading families whose descendants included President John Quincy Adams and Oliver Wendell Holmes. The estate was also the childhood home of Dorothy Quincy, wife of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During the pre-Revolutionary War years, the Quincy Homestead was a meeting place for patriots such as John Adams, Josiah Quincy, Benjamin Franklin and Hancock.