First Steps to the White House

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. We commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind.

83 Beals Street house facade

John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS

The house is closed through mid-May 2019. Click on the "info" icon for off-season visitation opportunities.

John and Joe Kennedy Jr sled in Brookline with a friend.

Discover the Park

During the off-season, explore the site by taking a virtual tour and watching the site film. Click on those links below.

Last updated: December 12, 2018

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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