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.
A Mother Remembers
John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is open for the summer season!
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.
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.
Living History Program Begins
Presented during select open houses, this program reveals the once-hidden lives of the Kennedy's domestic servants.