Though Randall has ridden on a subway/train before, this was the girls' first time. We hopped on this morning, after having breakfast at Dunkin Donuts, which there is one if on almost every corner in Boston.
In this home, John started his law office and lived until 1783, after he helped negotiote the Treaty of Paris at the end of the Revolution. John Quincy was born here. It was undergoing restoration, but we were allowed inside. All of the furnishings in these two houses are replicas.
While the Adamses were in France in 1783, they purchased this estate, which was on over 40 acres of farmland. John named it Peace-field, fitting for the time in which it was purchased, as John was helping to negotiate the peace terms after the Revolution. Abigail later had the house expanded. Four generations of Adamses lived here and then gave it to the government. Everything in there is original, including my favorite piece, John's personal secretary desk from which he corresponded for years, most famously with Thomas Jefferson.
We too the train back all the way to Harvard. Not sure I felt smarter walking around campus. It was fun to see.