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."
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
Site Opens to the Public May 22
Our summer season begins May 22! Click below for hours and tour schedules.Read More
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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
Babcock, Beals and Beyond!
Download a copy of the newly published Cultural Landscape Report here!Read More
Site Closed for the Season--try a virtual tour!
The site may be closed, but you can travel back to 1917 and share Mrs. Kennedy's memories of her family's home online or on your cell phone.Read More
Did You Know?
While many American women-including Jack Kennedy’s grandmother, Mary Kennedy-supported woman’s suffrage, the US Constitution didn’t extend the vote to women until 1920. Years later, in 1963, Jack signed a Civil Rights Bill to guarantee every American’s right to participate fully in civic life.