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. In 2017, the centennial of JFK’s birth, 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 site is open daily in July and August from 9:30-5:00. From Sep. 1 through Oct. 29 the site will be open Wednesday through Sunday.
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.
Celebrating JFK's Centennial (1917-2017)
We're celebrating the centennial of JFK's birth in 2017. Join us for special events throughout the year.
Daily Neighborhood Walking Tour
Join us as we explore the neighborhood where JFK grew up for the first ten years of his life.
The National Park Service turns 101
Join us on Friday, August 25 as we celebrate Founders Day with special NPS themed exhibits.
Halloween on Beals Street
Trick-or-treat at the site on the evening of Halloween
Last updated: August 20, 2017