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?
According to his mother, Jack Kennedy was the “problem child”, forgetful and “invariably late” for meals. Sloppy at home & lazy at school, Jack overcame his problems with spelling & grammar to win the 1957 Pulitzer Prize with his “Profiles in Courage” and the presidential election 3 years later.