Plan Your Visit

Boyhood in Brookline

Visitors from all around the United States and the world travel to John F. Kennedy's birthplace in Brookline each year to explore his childhood home as his mother recreated it in the late 1960s. Visitors travel back in time to 1917 to discover the values and expectations that shaped JFK's character. This "Plan You Visit" section will help you make the most of your visit. The site is open seasonally. Be sure to check our operating hours and seasons before you come. You can also learn about things to do and directions to help plan your visit. Need more information? Download our brochures or check our Frequently Asked Questions. Below you will find brief information and links on popular topics.

A Park Ranger opens the front door of 83 Beals Street, where John F. Kennedy was born.

Open Hours
The site is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30-5:00 through October 2018.
During the off-season (Nov. 1 - late May 2019), tours are offered by appointment only Monday-Friday, based on staff availability. Please call two weeks in advance for off-season reservations. Find out more about the tour schedule.

Parking and Public Transportation

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is located in a residential neighborhood. Free, two-hour parking is available on Beals Street. Please note that no vehicle may idle while parked in the residential area. The site is also easily accessible by public transit; click here for detailed directions by car or transit.


John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is happy to make accommodations to visitors with accessibility needs. Please visit our accessibility page, and then call the site at 617-566-7937 before your visit to discuss how your needs may be accommodated.

High school interns serve cookies
Stewards of the Future celebrate Rose Kennedy's birthday


Last updated: July 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


(617) 566-7937

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