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.
First Steps to the White House
John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS
The house is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30-5:00 through late October.
Daily Neighborhood Tour
Join us as we explore the neighborhood where JFK grew up for the first ten years of his life.
Rosemary Kennedy's 100th Birthday
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the site will celebrate Rosemary Kennedy's 100th Birthday.
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: August 12, 2018