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. Read More

The front of 83 Beals St. The house is dappled with shadows from the trees.

Take a Virtual Audio Tour

Take a Virtual Audio Tour of 83 Beals Street, the birthplace of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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2021 Offsite Opportunities

The site is closed for 2021, but join us for offsite programs nearby!

A cat sits in front of a television with John F. Kennedy's image displayed. Black and White.

Watch our Site Film

Learn about President Kennedy and the site through our film.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver 100

On July 10, 2021, the site honored Eunice Kennedy Shriver on the 100th anniversary of her birth. View the recorded presentation here.

A uniformed Park Ranger performs a Junior Ranger swearing-in ceremony in front of the JFK Birthplace

Participate in our Junior Ranger Program

A free, fun, and educational activity for youth that can be completed virtually.

A park ranger stands in front of a yellow bricked building holding a photograph of a young JFK

Virtual Walking Tours

Take a Virtual Walking Tour from the comfort of your own home.

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Visit Our Park Store Online

While the site is closed for visitor center renovations you can visit the park store online.

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Ranger Talks

Rangers dive deeper into Kennedy topics.

Last updated: July 12, 2021

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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