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jfk historic site photoThe John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is open from June - October what is planned to be its first full open season in five years following extensive renovations and accessibility updates.

The site will be open seasonally from early June through Oct. 30.

Renovations include a new visitor center with a wheelchair lift for access to the ground floor, an accessible restroom and improved retail space.

The voice of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy is featured on the self-guided tours that bring visitors through the first and second floors. Guided tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Printed material is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Admission is free and available on a first-come first-served basis.

Neighborhood Tours
This year's programming also features a 45-minute Neighborhood Tour of Brookline where Kennedy lived for the first 10 years of his life. That runs each Thursday through Sunday at 2:15 p.m. — staff and weather permitting.

The Origins Tour will also begin at the Sam Adams statue outside of Faneuil Hall each Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and that will cover areas of the North End and downtown Boston related to JFK and his family.

Both tours are free. Visitors are encouraged to check ahead for availability at 617-566-7937.

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Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am until 5pm with guided tours of JFK's birthplace available each half-hour from 10am to 11:30am. and 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Self-guided tours are available from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.



83 Beals Street, Brookline, MA map


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