***We will be open limited hours February 16-20, 2015. House tours will be offered 10:00AM-2:00PM each day; a neighborhood walk will be offered at 2pm each day. In the event of inclement weather, please call the site at 617-566-7937. Questions? Email us or call 617-566-7937.***
***SUMMER ONLY PROGRAM; please check these pages in April 2015 for information about summer 2015 program schedules.***
Summer walking tours begin May 31, 2014. Tours are offered daily at 2:15pm and are 45 minutes long. See below for program descriptions; program offered is dependent on staff availability. In case of inclement weather, please call the site at 617-566-7937.
Growing up Kennedy
What was it like to grow up as a Kennedy in Brookline? On this one-mile walk through John F. Kennedy's boyhood neighborhood, we'll begin at his birthplace, 83 Beals Street and walk through the neighborhood to the second home the family moved to in 1920. On the way, we'll learn about the early years of the Kennedy family, including JFK's competitions with his older brother, parental expectations, childhood pranks and more!
In 1920, the Kennedys left 83 Beals Street to move to a more spacious and comfortable home just a few blocks away. This move was made possible by Joseph Kennedy Sr.'s successes in banking, the stock market, and the motion picture industry. But the success of the family, and their father's frequent absences, also created new expectations and new challenges for their children. How did this change effect the Kennedy children? How did Jack respond to new schools and new challenges? What was his relationship with his siblings? We will answer these and other questions as we explore the neighborhood where Jack spent the first 10 years of his life.