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 Sunday, October 28.

jack o lanterns

Halloween on Beals Street

Trick-or-treat at the site on the evening of Halloween

Neighborhood Walk

Daily Neighborhood Tour

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

Last updated: September 19, 2018

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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