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Discover what's new at Historic New England's Josiah Quincy House

Quincy House

QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS - This season, visitors to Historic New England’s 1770 Josiah Quincy House have a chance to see a rare eighteenth-century New England chest on display, spot new interior paint colors and refreshed interiors, and arrive by trolley to discover Quincy family history during Discover Quincy Days.

  • See a magnificent bombé chest recently installed in the southwest chamber on the second floor with other fine furniture owned by the family, including an exquisite Boston high chest that has a remarkable story of its own: being saved from two house fires before 1770.
  • While curatorial staff have installed the bombé chest, staff from Historic New England’s property care team refreshed interior spaces based on paint analysis. To date, the second floor stair hall and southwest bedchamber are complete.
  • Enjoy a tour of the house and learn about the family’s role early Massachusetts history and how family pride in these connections was documented by Eliza Susan Quincy who described first-hand historic events and eye witness accounts.
  • Do the tour on your own or combine a visit to the Josiah Quincy House with a tour of the Quincy Historical Society’s Adams Academy and the Dorothy Quincy Homestead by trolley with Discover Quincy Days. Tours are the first Saturday of the month through October.

Visit the Josiah Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts, on the first Saturday of the month from June through October from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For details, visit or call 617-994-5930. Admission is free for Quincy residents and Historic New England members; $5 for the general public. For further information, please visit

About Historic New England

The 1770 Josiah Quincy House was built by Colonel Josiah Quincy, the first in a long line of Josiahs who owned the property. The city of Quincy is named for this prominent family, which included three mayors of Boston and a president of Harvard.

The Josiah Quincy House is one of thirty-six sites owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. We bring history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.



Discover what's new at Historic New England's Josiah Quincy House