A Mother Remembers

In 1966, Rose Kennedy, the President’s mother returned to her family’s first home and birthplace of John F. Kennedy with the intention of sharing the values and expectations she believed defined her children’s early years. Today, visitors travel back in time through Mrs. Kennedy’s memories to understand the Kennedy family’s early years and how she helped Americans memorialize John Kennedy.

83 Beals Street house facade

John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is open for the summer season!

Rangers in a tent in the backyard

August 25: Founder's Day

Come and celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with special programs, activities, and treats. Click link for schedule.

Ranger speaking to tour group in church

Explore the Origins of the Kennedys

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

Two Park Rangers Dress as Domestic Servants

Living History Program Begins

Presented during select open houses, this program reveals the once-hidden lives of the Kennedy's domestic servants.

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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