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“Very well maintained free museum”

John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

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 close to Coolidge Corner. Takes around 20-30 min to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christian R
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judi S
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank parson156
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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 the Kennedy household in the the early 1900’s when there was only JFK & two siblings. Restored by Rose to how it was when she lived there with husband Joseph and three young children the guides paint a picture of a young comfortably off family battling against anti Irish & anti Catholic feelings of the Establishment! After the 30 min free guided tour of the house it is possible to join another guided (free) of the locality where you are shown the house (larger & exteriors only) that the Family moved to plus a few other places of local interest. All in all a most enjoyable time especially if you have memories of JFK as President and that dreadful day in Dallas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Timsnapper
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trevor F
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