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.


JFK's birthplace. A small grey house with trees in the front yard, a flag pole and a gas lamp.

Now Open!

We are now open for the 2015 summer season. Regular hours will be Wednesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm. Click below for tour schedules.

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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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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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Sources of Inspiration: Teacher Conference

Read more about our April 1 for for teachers about about history, art and the lives of artists, and download materials from the conference.

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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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