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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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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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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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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Brochures available online!

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

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