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.

Neighborhood Walk

Daily Neighborhood Tour

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

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: June 8, 2018

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83 Beals street
Brookline, MA 02446


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