Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families Walking Tour

Ranger Jon leads North EndTour
Ranger Jon with visitors at the Rose Kennedy Gold Star Mothers' Garden.



The Enduring Qualities: An Exploration of the Origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families in Boston

Join us in an exploration of the Kennedy and Fitzgerald families' Boston roots. During this 90-minute tour, we'll visit sites of identity, faith, and community in downtown Boston and the North End and consider questions of transition, permanence, and belonging: How did the Irish and Irish American experience inform their sense of selves? What role did religion and the power of American democracy have in shaping their character? How did the Kennedys and the Fitzgeralds view the communities that made up the city of Boston? How were they shaped by the communities they lived in and in turn, how was the city transformed by them?

The Origins Tour is offered on most Wednesdays in June, July, and August of 2024 at 10:15 a.m., on the following specific dates:

June 26
July 3
July 10
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14
August 21
August 28

The tour is dependent on weather and staff availability. Reservations are not needed but we encourage visitors to call our site at (617) 566-7937 on the morning of the intended visit to ensure that the tour is still going out. The tour begins at the Sam Adams Statue outside of the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center at Faneuil Hall.

Last updated: July 11, 2024

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83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446


617 566-7937

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