Up Close Tour
The Adams Family
Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.
Join Boston Athenæum Docent Joyce Bowden for a journey through 100 years of the Adams Family’s public service as illuminated by four objects in the Athenæum’s special collections. Joyce will lead a discussion around John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence, John Quincy Adams’s defense of the Amistad captives, and Charles Francis Adams’s work to keep England out of the US Civil War.
Tours are limited to 8 people and often sell out. We recommend making a reservation in advance. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis if space permits.