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John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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closed November through mid-May

Because of heating? It says "off-season", but surely that's not true in the touristy sense - one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fascinating for anyone interested in JFK

JFK was actually born in the house. The NPS guide was very informative. You can also pick up a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of heating? It says "off-season", but surely that's not true in the touristy sense - one could imagine Thanksgiving and Xmas deco and so on. But so it is - tripadvisor's automatic opening hours display does not make that clear, and on the website,...More

Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JFK was actually born in the house. The NPS guide was very informative. You can also pick up a walking map of the neighborhood so you can visit JFK's school, church and subsequent house.

Thank sabfish2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Kennedy Birthplace and NHS to increase our historic understanding of the family's early years. The home is in great condition and nicely furnished with authentic antiques. The NPS tour guide provides an excellent overview of both the family history as well as...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wonderful tour by knowledgeable guides and it's free! The house where JFK was born with photos and pieces from his boyhood. Loved it!

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Very impressed well with the time I spent here would and hopefully will have a return visit Would recommend this to anyone

Thank William M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited while on a JFK pilgrimage to Boston. Cannot praise the wonderful service provided by the excellent Park Rangers enough. The guide really put everything in to context and added so much to the experience. Anyone with the vaguest interest in history should make a...More

Thank Nickster72uk
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This historic site shows the house where JFK was born and lived part of his childhood. The house stands with most of its original artifacts. The ranger provides a nice explanation about the house.

Thank D_v_D_USA
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Visiting the first home of the young Kennedy family connects you with JFK's early childhood. The ranger does a great job in their tour. There is also a short video and gift shop. Very friendly staff.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a must see house of where JFK was born. You have to park on the street of 83 Beals Street, Cambridge, MA. This is a FREE National Park where they take you through the house. As we all know, JFK was our 35th...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Since it was the 100th birthday year of JFK, this place was busy. Our Park Ranger was extremely informative and interesting. We loved the little extra stories of Rose & her family - her file box of children health information, how she quizzed the children...More

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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.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Josh K | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are in Boston, but if you're coming from Park Street Station right next to Boston Common it's about 3.5 miles or 30 min on the C Line of the T (subway). Take the C to Coolidge Corner, then it's a 1 mile... More