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.


President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the naval quarantine on Cuba. October 23, 1962. Photo Credit the JFK Presidential Library.

Presidents' Day Open House

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will be open the week of Presidents' Day for guided tours from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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Sample book covers of our 2016 Conference's featured authors.

New Frontiers in Biography and History

Join us on April 6 and come away with a wealth of ideas and resources for engaging the readers and writers in your classroom!

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Photograph of old telephone

Try a virtual tour!

Can't make it to the site in person? Travel back to 1917 and share Mrs. Kennedy's memories of her family's home online or on your cell phone.

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close up of tea cup with a border of gold shamrocks around the rim

Discover Our Collection

Curious about the things on display in the house? Each month our curator tells you more about the stories behind the objects.

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Brochure cover

Brochures available online!

Some park brochures, including some foreign language materials, are now available for download online!

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Arrowhead online

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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.

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