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John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

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Very well maintained free museum

Located in a very nice neighbourhood, the house is worth a visit. Entry is free, and guided tours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christian R
Montreal, Canada
Lots of good history

Favorite president. Great to visit where he was born. The entire place is well done and the guides... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judi S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 November 2009

We were there when they celebrated JFK's "92 Birthday". There was an open house with a birthday cake. The house is decorated and set up like it would have been when JFK lived there when he was 3 years old. There was a small kids...More

5  Thank 2fromcali
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The park service employees were wonderful but there wasn't much of a story to be told here. After hearing about all the delightful dinnertime conversations in the Kennedy household I was in desperate need of a coffee IV. Fortunately there was a Starbucks nearby...

2  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went online ahead of time to check seasonal operating hours. Showed up on October 31st only to find out that the winter season started that day and not on November 1st as was posted. Walked the grounds and that was pretty cool. It is...More

Thank cannonater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a very nice neighbourhood, the house is worth a visit. Entry is free, and guided tours are offered, but I chose to visit during the self-guided tours, where you can just walk around and look at things. Worth a visit if you are...More

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Favorite president. Great to visit where he was born. The entire place is well done and the guides have interesting information.

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Well done renovation of JFK's birthplace. The short film was emotional and focused on JFK's duty to country as well as a bio.

Thank parson156
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The birth place of JFK is a charming small house museum. Bought back by his mother Rose Kennedy and given to the Nation in the mid 60’s this guided tour is short but full and detailed enough to give a good idea of life in...More

Thank Timsnapper
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Quick tour and very educational. This is a historic place to visit and should be required for everyone so we can understand what a great leader and great President should be like compared to today.

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We (my husband, adult daughter and I) missed the last tour, but the video in the gift shop and the electronic guided tour gave us a lot of information. The narration is of Rose Kennedy, telling of life when her children were young. The kitchen...More

Thank ravbev
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Spend a nice mid day or early afternoon visiting JFKs birthplace and early childhood home. Rose Kennedy restored it as it were when they lived in the home. So amazing to walk the same halls and climb the same stairs as these famous people. Realizing...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Phil is a very informative tour guide. Not only did he know about the Kennedy’s, he knows about the Fitzgerald’s - Rose Kennedy’s Family. The birthplace of JFK hides in plain sight in this lovely neighborhood. A MUST visit and no charge for the 45...More

1  Thank andream0626
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit. Both times we took a friend from out-of-town. First of all, these are your tax dollars at work! Second, who doesn’t like the Kennedy’s? Even right-wingers might enjoy the history of some one-percenters. Different tour guides tell it differently, which...More

2  Thank LTPratt
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5 June 2018|
Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Street parking only. Certainly a van can park.
30 July 2017|
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Response from tracylaw2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, just over an hour would be right.
Lydia C
7 August 2016|
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Response from Chad O | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will take you right there.