Making of a Leader: John F. Kennedy's Brookline Years

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1:00 – 3:15pm

FREE and Open to the Public (Reservations Required)

Great leaders are not born as such, they are made. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site invites you to explore the formative years of America’s 35th president through an interactive walking tour of his birthplace and boyhood neighborhood. Program highlights include stops at Coolidge Corner, JFK’s first school, a tour of JFK’s birthplace and a stop at the Kennedy family’s second Brookline home. Using historic photographs and Kennedy family stories, Park Rangers will guide visitor discovery of the landscape, challenges and triumphs that defined JFK’s childhood. Walking tour covers approximately (1) mile of flat, paved sidewalks.

Meet: C-line (Green line), Coolidge Corner Stop, in front of the CVS across the street from the T-stop on the corner of Beacon and Harvard streets

For more information and for reservations, call 617-566-1689 x207 Monday through Thursday.

This special walking tour is presented as part of the state-wide NPS initiative, History of National Significance is Only a T Ride Away. Timed to coincide with Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day, this program seeks to promote public transportation as an environmentally friendly way to visit national parks. Between Wednesday, April 21 and Sunday, April 25 eleven National Park Service sites around Massachusetts will offer thirteen special programs that start at local train stations or trolley stops. For more information click here.

For a full listing of History of National Significance is Only a T Ride Away programs click here.

Last updated: March 25, 2019

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