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.

Kennedy Family, and dog

Discover the Origins of the Kennedys

Come explore the Kennedy and Fitzgerald family histories from the Irish Famine through his Presidency.

83 Beals Street house facade

Take a Guided Tour

The house is open through October 30, Wed-Sun 9:30-5:00. Join us in 2019 as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

Tree lined Beals St.

Growing up in Brookline

Neighborhood Tours explore the Brookline where President Kennedy spent his first 10 years.

Last updated: July 28, 2019

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


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