paneled room of the old house of john and abigail adams
Photo: Courtesy of Adams National Historical Park
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The Old House, Quincy, Massachusetts (cont'd)

Abigail had taken 12 years to expand and upgrade the original cottage, and John admiringly referred to the restyled Georgian home as "Peacefield." The renovated manse included a room for entertaining guests that features some of the oldest American wood paneling. Handed down through four generations of Adamses, The Old House was bequeathed to the National Park Service in 1946 by descendants of the famous couple and is now a museum.
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