View towards the Old House
Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale)
A view across the formal flower garden
A cultivar of bearded iris (Iris germanica)
A small greenhouse set in the grounds next to a pond
A visit to the site includes the Old House and the two simple farm houses in a different part of Quincy where John Adams and John Quincy Adams were born; the entrance fee is moderate and the tours are very extensive and detailed, making the Adams National Historical Park well worth a visit for anyone with an interest in American history. For more information, you can visit the National Park Service's web page about the site here.