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In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Historic Landmarks
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Theboyhood home and birthplace of the 35th President is a modest frame house in the Brookline suburb of Boston. It the first home shared by his parents and siblings and represents the social and political beginnings of one of the world's most prominent families.

Park Rangers present guided tours of the birthplace, as well as the nearby neighborhood including homes, schools, and church associated with the Kennedy family.

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Guided Tours are available (May - October). During the off season (November through May 21), a virtual tour is accessible online or by dialing 617-992-9172. Programs for school groups are also available.

John F. Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace in 1917 and boyhood home of the 35th President of the United States. The modest frame house in suburban Boston was also the first home shared by the president's father and mother, Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and represents the social and political beginnings of one of the world's most prominent families.

Shortly after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963, his family repurchased the birthplace and restored it as a memorial to him under the close supervision of Rose Kennedy. The John F. Kennedy National Historic Site was established in 1969 following the family's donation of the home to the National Park Service.

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Open for the summer May 22- October 31, 2013.
Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-5pm.
Ranger-led house tours every half hour 9:30am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:30pm.
Self guided tours from 12pm-1pm & 4pm-5pm.


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www.nps.gov

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83 Beals Street, Brookline, MA map
Phone: (617) 566-7937

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