• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

A Mother Remembers

In 1966, Rose Kennedy, the President’s mother returned to her family’s first home and birthplace of John F. Kennedy with the intention of sharing the values and expectations she believed defined her children’s early years. Today, visitors travel back in time through Mrs. Kennedy’s memories to understand the Kennedy family’s early years and how she helped Americans memorialize John Kennedy.

Did You Know?

John F. Kennedy at six months old.

The United States declared war against Germany on April 6, 1917. One week later the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 10-2 on opening day in New York. The next month, on May 29 at 3:00 in the afternoon, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in the family’s Brookline home.