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November 24, 2013
50th Anniversary of the National Day of Mourning
Over 1000 visitors joined Park Rangers and volunteers at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Day of Mourning last weekend.

November 07, 2013
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site to Recognize 50th Anniversary of 1963 National Day of Mourning
Brookline, Mass. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site (NHS) will open to the public on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2013 in recognition of President John F. Kennedy and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 National Day of Mourning following his assassination in Dallas, TX. The site will open both days from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM, with free admission for all.

October 18, 2013
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site re-opens to visitors; season ends November 2
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site re-opened to visitors October 17 following the closure since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. The site will close for the season November 2, 2013.

August 03, 2013
The Brookline Years: Considering Factors that Shaped the Kennedy Family’s Legacy of Service
Join us as we celebrate the remarkable lives of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Senator Edward Kennedy and pay tribute to the Kennedy family’s enduring legacy of service.

July 24, 2013
2013 Celebration of Rose Kennedy's Birthday
The John F. Kennedy NationaLHistoric Site celebrated Rose Kennedy's birthday on July 22 with a visit from author Barbara Perry and a special exhibit.

June 28, 2013
Barbara Perry to Speak about Rose Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site welcomes Barbara Perry, senior fellow at the University of Virginia, to speak about her new book, Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch, on July 21.

June 06, 2013
Birthday Weekend 2013
The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site celebrated John F. Kennedy's birthday and the beginning of the summer season on May 25-26.

May 31, 2013
Community Presentation on Saint Aidan's Catholic Church
Join the National Park Service, Brookline Historical Society and the Campaign to Preserve Saint Saint Aidan's for presentation on the significance of this Catholic church to Brookline.

May 08, 2013
New Season, New Color
John F. Kennedy National Historic Site opens for its 2013 summer season on May 22 with a new color.

April 29, 2013
We'll Never Turn Back: Relive a Day of Learning
Teachers and librarians join Civil Rights Movement activists and award winning authors for a day of learning and discussion about the Civil Rights Movement in the classroom.

March 29, 2013
2013 National Junior Ranger Day
Join us and our sister sites, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and Longfellow House-George Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site for a full day of fun for everyone from age 5 to the young at heart.

March 01, 2013
Brookline Booksmith and John F. Kennedy NHS Welcome Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy will speak about her new book March 28 at Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6pm. Before the event, John F. Kennedy NHS will be open for tours from 1pm-4pm.

February 21, 2013
Community Presentation of the Cultural Landscape Report
Learn more about the historic Brookline neighborhood of Coolidge Corner and John F. Kennedy’s birthplace at 83 Beals street, as the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation presents their recently published report on the area.

November 27, 2012
National Day of Mourning Commemoration
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site commemorated the 49th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning on November 25th with a wreath laying ceremony.

November 07, 2012
49th Anniversary of 1963 National Day of Mourning
Rangers will commemorate the 49th anniversary of the 1963 National Day of Mourning on November 25th 2012.

November 01, 2012
2012 Halloween Celebration
Over 4000 visitors joined rangers in celebrating Halloween and the end of the 2012 visitor season.

October 03, 2012
Halloween Celebration and End of 2012 Visitor Season
Join Rangers as we celebrate Halloween and the close of our 2012 visitor season, Wednesday, October 31.

August 30, 2012
Founder's Day 2012: 96 Years Young!
Rangers and visitors celebrated the 96th birthday of the National Park Service last Saturday.

August 08, 2012
2012 Founder's Day Celebration
Celebrate the National Park Service's 96th Birthday with special programs for children and adults.

July 29, 2012
Rose Kennedy's 122 Birthday Celebration
Rangers and visitors celebrated Mrs. Kennedy's 122nd birthday last Sunday. If you couldn't attend the celebrations, here's what you missed!

July 09, 2012
Birthday Celebration in Honor of Mrs. Rose Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy commemorates the birthday of the president's mother, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy on July 22, 2012.

June 09, 2012
95th Birthday Celebration
John F. Kennedy National Historic Site celebrated his 95th birthday in style last weekend. Read more about the celebrations here.

May 07, 2012
John F. Kennedy 95th Birthday Celebration
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will host a variety of events to honor Kennedy’s 95th birthday.

May 02, 2012
2012 National Junior Ranger Day Highlights
Famlies from the Boston area traveled to the John Fizgerald Kennedy National Historic Site to celebrate National Junior Ranger Day on April 28.

May 02, 2012
The Kennedy Brothers Speak
On May 29, North Hill will present a program entitled, “The Kennedy Brothers Speak” in honor of John Fitzgerald Kenney’s 95th birthday.

April 02, 2012
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day!
Kids ages 5-12 and the young at heart are invited to join John F Kennedy National Historic Site for a fun-filled day of Junior Ranger Activities.

March 14, 2012
John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS and Brookline Booksmith welcome author Chris Matthews, March 24, 2012
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site and Brookline Booksmith welcome Chris Matthews to JFK’s hometown, Saturday, March 24, 2012.

October 24, 2011
2011 Visitor Season Ends on Halloween, October 31, 2011
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site (NHS) will close for the season following a special Halloween event on Monday, October 31. The site will be closed from November 1, 2011 until May 2012.

July 18, 2011
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site commemorates Rose Kennedy’s Birthday, July 23, 2011
On July 23, 2011 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy by offering special programs and tours led by National Park Service Rangers from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 18, 2011
2011 Rose Kennedy Birthday Commemoration
On July 23, 2011 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy by offering special programs and tours.

May 16, 2011
John F. Kennedy NHS Launches Cell Phone and Virtual Tour
Brookline, MA – John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, invites you to step back into 1917 and share Mrs. Rose Kennedy’s memories of her family’s early home via your cell phone.

May 11, 2011
John F. Kennedy NHS Opens for the 2011 Season
John F. Kennedy NHS opens for the 2011 Season on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Did You Know?

Cars on Beals street

In 1914, the Kennedy home was the last house on tree-lined Beals Street. While houses later occupied the fields around the Kennedy’s property, many of the trees that lined Beals Street during Jack Kennedy’s childhood -including the tree in front of the house- have soared to a height of 75 feet.