Things To Do
The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site is CLOSED for the winter season and will reopen in May 2014. During the winter, guided tours are offered by appointment; click here for details. The programs described below are offered May-October; please check these pages in April for 2014 schedules.
When the Kennedy family donated the house at 83 Beals to the National Park Service as a "gift to the American people, "the president's mother hoped that future generations would be able to visit and "get a better appreciation of the history of this wonderful country." Today visitors can experience Mrs. Kennedy's recreation of these early years through a variety of experiences.
In Jack's Footsteps
The Enduring Qualities: the Origins of the Kennedy Family in Boston
Did You Know?
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.