• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Guided Tours

Inside the Kennedy’s living room, Persian rugs cover hardwood floors. There are many chairs and couches in the room and a baby grand piano is in the far corner. Collections of fine art and family photographs decorate the walls.

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.

***The site will close for the season October 31, 2014, and will begin winter operations November 1, 2014. During the winter, reservations are required. Guided tours are offered by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please make your reservation request at least two weeks in advance by calling the site at 617-566-7937 or email us.***

Ranger-Led Tours
Join a ranger and explore the birthplace of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. During a 30 minute house tour, your ranger will help you explore 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 10:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.

Self-Guided Tours
Self guided tours are offered from 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm. Listening to audio recordings made by the President's mother, Rose Kennedy, you will move at a pace and order that interests you. 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.

Virtual Tours
When the site is closed, 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.

Did You Know?

Trolley stop at Coolidge Corner - these trolleys still run along the same lines that the Kennedy family rode into downtown Boston.

Boston's trolleys, trains, & ferries are part of one of the oldest transit systems in the country, and are collectively known as the “T”. Trolley lines run along the same routes that the Kennedy family rode into downtown Boston. You can follow their journey during your visit to Boston.