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. In 2017, the centennial of JFK’s birth, 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 site is closed until late May 2018. Tours can be arranged in the off-season Mon-Fri, by appointment only with two week advance notice.

Last updated: November 22, 2017

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals street
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone:

(617) 566-7937

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