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? Inquire about brochures or check our Frequently Asked Questions. Below you will find brief information and links on popular topics.
Site is Currently Closed
The site is closed from November 2019 through 2021 for Visitor Center renovations. The newly renovated Visitor Center will offer greater accessibility and make more efficient use of the space. Offsite programs, as they become available, will be listed on our website.
Parking and Public TransportationThe 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 or check out our 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.
Last updated: November 17, 2020