A Mother Remembers

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.

83 Beals Street house facade

John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is closed for the season and open by appointment only.

Open for President's Day

Open for Presidents' Day

Join us on Presidents' Day, February 20th, for tours and special programming to celebrate John F. Kennedy and our other U.S. presidents.

JFK baby photo by the bed where he was born

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.

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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