John F. Kennedy National Historic Site opens for the summer May 22, 2013. The site will be open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm. The following tour schedule applies May 22-October 31: 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. On self-guided tours, visitors may use an audio tour available in English, French, German, Spanish or Japanese. Written materials are available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Hebrew and Polish.
Until May 22, the John F. Kennedy National Historic site is closed. During the off season (November through May 21), a virtual tour is accessible online here or by dialing 617-992-9172; normal usage rates apply. Visitors may also follow a self guided neighborhood walk. Maps are available onsite in the park brochure. Groups, researchers and others interested in visiting the home in person should contact the park at 617-566-7937.
Did You Know?
Like many middle-class families in Brookline, the Kennedy’s relied upon the many contributions of live-in domestic help. Mary O’Donaghue and Alice Michelan, two first-generation Americans, cooked, cleaned and cared for the children, enabling the family to live their version of the American dream.