• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

For Kids


The National Parks are great places to learn about your hometown, your history and your own place in the natural world. Come to the park and tour John F. Kennedy's birthplace with a park ranger, solve puzzles, and become a Junior Ranger. In the summer, rangers lead walks that take you to the places John F. Kennedy explored and played in as a boy. Can't visit the site? You can still check out what John F. Kennedy's childhood was like through our virtual tour.

Still hungry for more National Park activities? You can become a WebRanger and travel to parks all over the country through your computer. Solve mysteries and puzzles, play games, and learn how to care for the National Parks and the stories they tell. Click here to begin your adventure as a WebRanger!

Did You Know?

Photo from the dedication ceremony

In 1914, Joe and Rose Kennedy married and moved to 83 Beals Street where they spent six years and had four of nine children. In 1969, Rose Kennedy donated the house to the National Park Service as “a gift…to the American people.” Since then, more than 500,000 visitors have toured this modest home.