• Dining Room

    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 now open for our summer season. From May-October, the site is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30am-5pm. All tours are free. For a detailed tour schedule, please click here.

***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.***

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?

The Kennedy kitchen.

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.