Maine Historical Society



Regional Genealogy Events

Boston Bus Trip 2018:  June 14, 2018

Join Maine Historical Society & Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society on Thursday, June 14 for a trip to Boston! There are two options for the trip: New England Historic and Genealogical Society or the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA.

7:30am - Bus Departs Portland: Park & Ride on Marginal Way (across from World Gym and Port City Flooring). Bus returns at approximately 7:00pm.

Option 1: The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
NEHGS provides access to 200,000 genealogical and historical volumes, over one million manuscripts, census records, vital records, deeds, probate and military records—plus the latest digital and print resources. The bus will drop-off at the door of the Society. The Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, Newbury Street, the Hancock Building and shops and T stops are all within easy walking distance.

+ Arrive NEHGS: 10:00am (drop-off at door)
+ Lunch: On your own at one of the many fine eateries near Copley Square, or bring your own and eat in the NEHGS lunchroom.
+ Depart NEHGS: 4:30pm (From Copley Square, near Trinity Church)

Option 2: Adams National Historical Park
Visit the THREE historic homes of Revolutionary Celebrity John Adams and family. First, enjoy guided tours of his boyhood home and a neighboring house where he and Abigail raised a family during the tumultuous years of the Revolution. Next, visit Peacefield, the stately mansion the Adams purchased later in life and home to four generations of the family. In addition to the mansion, marvel at the impressive stone library and stroll through the heirloom garden and orchard. Don’t miss the chance to delve into the personal stories of this historic family!

+ Arrive at Adams NHP: 11:00am (The bus will drop-off at each property.)
+ Lunch/Visitor Center: 1:00pm. At the visitor center, you can view a film, visit the gift shop and walk to the burial location of John and Abigail. There are eateries near the visitor center for lunch, or you can bring your own.
***Please note this is a late lunch, so you may want to bring a snack for the bus.***
+ Depart Adams NHP: 3:00pm. (Front of Adams NHP Visitor Center)

Option 3: Purchase a Bus Ticket to Enjoy a Day On Your Own in Boston! Drop-Off and Pick-Up are the same as for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. **You are responsible for being at Trinity Church at 4:30pm.**

Register Here!

Ongoing Lectures and events at NEHGS

The New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston has weekly lectures and special planned trips and seminars. Go to for a listing.