• Dining Room

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Things To Know Before You Come

Open Seasonally
The site is now open for the 2014 season, May to October. Program offerings depend on staffing; please click here for the current schedule of programs or call the site at 617-566-7937. During the off season, November 2014-May 2015, tours are offered by appointment only. Please contact the site at 617-566-7937 or email us at least two weeks in advance to arrange an appointment.

Our Neighborhood
The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site is located in a residential neighborhood: there are no other public restrooms or vendors located in the immediate vicinity. A restroom is located in the basement of the home in the visitor center. Parking is limited: no vehicle may idle while parked in the residential area and parking is limited to two hours. The site is also easily accessible by public transit; click here for detailed directions by car or transit.

Accessibility
Use of stairs is necessary to access the basement Visitor Center and first and second floor rooms of the historic house. No wheelchair access is available to visitors at this time. Visitors with accessibility needs are encouraged to call the site at 617-566-7937 in advance of their visit to discuss how their needs may be accommodated.

Got questions?
Our list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. Have a question that's not on the list? Call the site at 617-566-7937 or email us!

 
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Did You Know?

The Kennedy kitchen.

Like many middle-class families in Brookline, the Kennedy’s relied upon the many contributions of live-in domestic help. Mary O’Donaghue and Alice Michelan, two first-generation Americans, cooked, cleaned and cared for the children, enabling the family to live their version of the American dream.