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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Plan Your Visit

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace of America's 35th president. The site is located at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts and tours of the house are offered seasonally. Please check these pages for details on operating hours, fees, directions to the park, and types of tours available.

A Park Ranger opens the front door of 83 Beals Street, where John F. Kennedy was born.

When is the site open?
The site is CLOSED for the winter season and will reopen May 22, 2014. During the winter, guided tours are offered by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please make your reservation request at least two weeks in advance by clicking here or calling the site at 617-566-7937.

**We will offer two walking tours in April! Join us April 23 and April 25 at 2:15 pm for "Growing up Kennedy." House tours will be available at either 1:30pm or 3:00pm both days. Reservations recommended;
please call 617-566-7937 to reserve your spot.**

Getting Here
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is located at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. The site is easily accessible by car or public transport. Limited on street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free and limited to two hours. Please click here for detailed directions via public transport or car.

Visitors follow a park ranger down a neighborhood street lined with brick buildings and shrubs in Brookline.  They are walking the same streets where John F. Kennedy walked as a boy.
Visitors follow a ranger on a neighborhood tour.

Did You Know?

Photo from the dedication ceremony

In 1914, Joe and Rose Kennedy married and moved to 83 Beals Street where they spent six years and had four of nine children. In 1969, Rose Kennedy donated the house to the National Park Service as “a gift…to the American people.” Since then, more than 500,000 visitors have toured this modest home.