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 open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30-5:00 through late October.

Pop-Up Perception: A Series of Literary Graffiti Walls

Pop-Up Perception: A Series

Join the Stewards of the Future in examining the literary perceptions of John Fitzgerald Kennedy through their pop-up graffiti wall.

Celebrate the 102nd birthday of the National Park Service with us!

The National Park Service turns 102

Join us on Saturday, August 25 as we celebrate Founders Day with special NPS themed exhibits.

Neighborhood Walk

Daily Neighborhood Tour

Join us as we explore the neighborhood where JFK grew up for the first ten years of his life.

Rosemary Kennedy 100

Rosemary Kennedy's 100th Birthday

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the site will celebrate Rosemary Kennedy's 100th Birthday.

Ranger speaking to tour group.

Explore the Origins of the Kennedys

Explore the origins of the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families in Boston's North End on a special ranger-guided walking tour. Email for details.

Last updated: August 12, 2018

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


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