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John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

Contact Info
83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Historical Site,
National Park


John F. Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace of America’‘s 35th president. In 1967, the president’‘s mother returned here, where Kennedy spent his boyhood, and restored the house to her recollection of its 1917 appearance. Each year, thousands of visitors join NPS staff to share Mrs. Kennedy’‘s memories in a tour of the house and neighborhood that, in her words, hold many happy memories.

Hours + Fees


John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site is located in a residential neighborhood. While the grounds are accessible year-round, the house is open to the public seasonally.

During 2007, the site is open to the public from May 23 until September 30. Hours of operation during the public season are Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From points east and west
Follow I-90/ Massachusetts Turnpike and take exit 18 Allston/Brighton (eastbound), OR exit 20 Brighton/Cambridge (westbound) onto Cambridge Street, and proceed approximately one mile. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Harvard Street and proceed for about one mile. Turn left onto Beals Street and continue to #83.

From points north and south
Take I-95 to exit 20 and follow Route 9E/Boylston Street for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Walnut Street and then immediately right onto Harvard Street. Proceed along Harvard Street for one mile, turn right onto Beals Street, and continue to #83.

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