The City of Quincy has just opened a brand new Welcome Center for visitors looking to experience the historical, cultural and culinary riches as well as the city’s natural beauty, shoreline and open spaces.
Mayor Thomas P. Koch cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the visitor center on Tuesday, August 24, and was joined by Director of Tourism Dagny Ashley, Quincy Chamber of Commerce President Tim Cahill and leaders from the city’s tourism, business and historical communities.
The visitor information center is located at 1259 Hancock Street, right on the Hancock Adams Common next to Quincy City Hall. It is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with plans to eventually open on weekends and for special events.
“Visitors and residents are introduced to tours, events, history, culture, and everything the City of Quincy has to offer including places to stay, shop and dine,” said Mayor Koch.
“The new center is inviting and accessible to everyone and will inform people with a variety of interests while spending time in Quincy,” said Ashley.
Displays feature pamphlets, brochures and guides, as well as a digital board with touch screen, providing an interactive visitor information experience. The center also includes two 60-inch digital screens to display events, specials, videos and more.
Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, as well as John Hancock, a President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as being the first and third Governor of Massachusetts. See Historic Landmarks on the Presidents Trail for more details.
In 2025, Quincy celebrates the 400th anniversary of settlement, and plans are underway to celebrate the occasion by the Quincy 400 committee and its many partners. The Quincy Welcome Center will have a major role in enhancing the visitor experience and highlighting all that Quincy has to offer.
For more information, please contact the City of Quincy Welcome Center/Discover Quincy at 617-376-1537. Visit www.discoverquincy.com