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.

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Photograph of old telephone

Site CLOSED for the Season--Try a virtual tour!

The site may be closed, but you can still 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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Ranger and family.

Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day April 25!

Kids ages 5-12 and the young at heart are invited to join the Brookline and Cambridge National Parks for a fun filled day of Junior Ranger activities.

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Two uniformed park rangers help celebrate JFK's birthday with cupcakes

Work for Us!

Work with us this summer to tell the story of Kennedy's childhood! We are currently hiring teens and volunteers for summer 2015.

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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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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.

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artists and their work are showed inside bubbles

Sources of Inspiration: Deadline Extended!

Join us April 1 for a conference about history, art and the lives of artists, open to teachers and librarians of grades 3-8!

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Brochures available online!

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

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