John F Kennedy National Historic Site

sights / Historic

John F Kennedy National Historic Site information

Location
Boston , USA
Address
83 Beals St
Getting there
Bostont: Coolidge Corner
More information
www.nps.gov/jofi
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
9:30am-5pm Wed-Sun May-Oct
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In 1914 newlyweds Joseph and Rose Kennedy moved into this modest three-story house. Four of their nine children would be born and raised here, including Jack, who was born in the master bedroom in 1917. Matriarch Rose Kennedy oversaw the restoration of the house in the late 1960s; today her narrative sheds light on the Kennedys’ family life.

Guided tours allow visitors to see furnishings, photographs and mementos that have been preserved from the time the family lived here. A self-guided walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood sets the scene for the Kennedy family’s day-to-day life, including church, school and shopping.