Things To Do
The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site is CLOSED for the winter season and will reopen May 22, 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?
While many American women-including Jack Kennedy’s grandmother, Mary Kennedy-supported woman’s suffrage, the US Constitution didn’t extend the vote to women until 1920. Years later, in 1963, Jack signed a Civil Rights Bill to guarantee every American’s right to participate fully in civic life.