As a boy, JFK’s parents never expected he would grow up to be President. Yet in his birthplace home he learned values that inspired a life in public service. His mother, Rose Kennedy, recreated her family’s first home to share her memories of those early years with visitors. In 2017, the centennial of JFK’s birth, we commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind.
First Steps to the White House
John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site opens for the season on May 19, 2017. Until then, tours are offered by appointment only.