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. In 2017, the centennial of JFK’s birth, we commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind.

83 Beals Street house facade

John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is closed for the season and open by appointment only.

Jr Ranger badge and Park Ranger hat

April 22: Junior Ranger Day

Calling all kids: The site will be open on April 22, 2017 to celebrate Junior Ranger Day with a brand new Jr Ranger book!

JFK baby photo by the bed where he was born

Celebrating JFK's Centennial (1917-2017)

We're celebrating the centennial of JFK's birth in 2017. Join us for special events throughout the year.

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83 Beals street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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