2012 Opening Day Information


Join rangers for the opening of John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site's 43rd summer season! Beginning May 20th, a series of exciting events kick off the season.

May 20th formally opens the summer season. Ranger led house tours begin at 9:30am and are offered every hour until 3:30. Self-guided tours are offered from 4-5pm each day. A limited schedule of walking tours may be available; please call ahead or click here for more details.

May 24th serves as the culmination for the education program, "What John F Kennedy Means to Me." For the past few months, Brookline Devotion School third graders have been researching and thinking hard about the nation's 35th president, born in their hometown. Following an exploration of the birthplace and neighborhood, as well as the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, these students have written essays and poems reflecting on Kennedy. During this special ceremony, a variety of speakers will recognize their efforts, as well as offering awards to the winning essays. Join us outside the home for the 10am ceremony and special look John F. Kennedy's legacy. Click here for information and photographs from past programs.

During the weekend, May 26-27, the park will celebrate John F. Kennedy's birthday. Visitors are invited to join rangers for a variety of programs, including house tours, backyard talks and walks. Talks and tours will be held throughout the day. Rangers will host one neighborhood walk each day at 3pm. And of course, there will be cake!

All events will be held rain or shine at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. For updates on events, please check our website and events calendar which will be updated regularly or call (617-566-7937) or email the site. We look forward to welcoming you to the birthplace of the 35th president this summer!

Last updated: April 7, 2015

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


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