John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
John F. Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace of America's 35th president. In 1967, the president's mother returned here, where Kennedy spent his boyhood, and restored the house to her recollection of its 1917 appearance. Each year, thousands of visitors join NPS staff to share Mrs. Kennedy's memories in a tour of the house and neighborhood that, in her words, hold "many happy memories."
Happy Birthday Jack!
We celebrated JFK's 96th birthday with a variety of events. Learn more about the celebration here!Read More
Like us on Facebook!
Join John F. Kennedy NHS on Facebook for sneak peaks, photos, stories or to share your experience here! You do not need an account to see the page.Read More
In Jack's Footsteps
Join a ranger and explore Jack's boyhood neighborhood at 2:15pm, Wednesday-Sunday!Read More
Try a virtual tour!
Travel back to 1917 and share Mrs. Kennedy's memories of her family's home online or on your cell phone.Read More
Babcock, Beals and Beyond!
Download a copy of the newly published Cultural Landscape Report here!Read More
We'll Never Turn Back
On April 3, Civil Rights Movement participants and children's authors joined us for a dynamic discussion of the Civil Rights Movement.Read More
Did You Know?
Boston's trolleys, trains, & ferries are part of one of the oldest transit systems in the country, and are collectively known as the “T”. Trolley lines run along the same routes that the Kennedy family rode into downtown Boston. You can follow their journey during your visit to Boston.