The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Visitors may choose to join a guided tour, arrive during one of our two open house periods or take a virtual tour. All tours are free.
Join a ranger and explore the birthplace of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. During a 30 minute house tour, your ranger will teach you about the Kennedy's parenting styles, Mrs. Kennedy's work to commemorate her son and the Kennedy's early years in Brookline. Ranger led house tours are offered every half hour from 9:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.
Self guided tours are offered from 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm and are ideal for those wishing to move at a faster pace. Listening to audio recordings made by the President's mother, Rose Kennedy, you will move at a pace and order that interests you. Rangers are also available to answer any questions you may have. Self guided audio tour materials are available in English, French, German, Spanish or Japanese, and self guided written materials are available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Hebrew and Polish.
When the site is closed (Mondays and Tuesdays, May-October) a virtual tour is accessible online here or by dialing 617-992-9172; normal usage rates apply. The virtual tour offers visitors the chance to hear about the home from the perspective of the President's mother, Rose Kennedy and also from a Park Ranger. Visitors may also follow a self guided neighborhood walk. Maps are available onsite in the park brochure.