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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

North End Walking Tour

A ranger stands in downtown Boston, reading aloud a quotation. Behind her is Rose Kennedy's birthplace, a brick apartment building, in the North End.
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**This tour will be offered 10am on October 18 ONLY. Tour will meet at the Irish Famine Memorial, Boston, located at the corner of School Street and Washington Streets, across from the State Street MBTA stop. Please call 617-566-7937 for reservations.**


The Enduring Qualities: An Exploration of the Origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families in Boston

Join us in an exploration of the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families' Boston roots. During this 90 minute tour, we'll visit sites of identity, faith, and community in downtown Boston and the North End and consider questions of transition, permanence, and belonging: How did the Irish and Irish American experience inform their sense of selves? What role did religion and the power of American democracy have in shaping their character? How did the Kennedys and the Fitzgeralds view the communities that made up the city of Boston? How were they shaped by the communities they lived in and in turn, how was the city transformed by them?

This tour is offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 24, 2014. Tour departs from the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center at Faneuil Hall at 10:15. Reservations are recommended; email us or call 617-566-7937. Click here for a maps showing Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.

**This tour will be offered 10am on October 18 ONLY. Tour will meet at the Irish Famine Memorial, Boston, located at the corner of School Street and Washington Streets, across from the State Street MBTA stop. Please call 617-566-7937 for reservations.**



Did You Know?

Coffee with the Kennedys

For Jack Kennedy, politics ran in the family! Grandson of state Senator P.J. Kennedy & Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald, son of U.S. Ambassador Joe Kennedy, & brother of Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Jack had plenty of company in the family’s lively dinner debates.