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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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Take an hour to see 1940's New England, thorugh the Kennedy home

Take 30 minutes to an hour to walk through the house the Kennedy's lived in before they became THE... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gery M
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Boston, Massachusetts
JFK revisited

I have always been fascinated with the Kennedy era. The Kennedy library is a must for any visit to... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Queenie1951
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
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"tree lined street"
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"walking tour"
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"a small gift shop"
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"quiet street"
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"free of charge"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take 30 minutes to an hour to walk through the house the Kennedy's lived in before they became THE Kennedys. I recommend the audio tour, and really enjoyed the feeling that I was seeing into the type of home my mother may have lived in...More

Thank Gery M
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I have always been fascinated with the Kennedy era. The Kennedy library is a must for any visit to the area, but so is the Kennedy house. The video presentation which precedes the tour is excellent. The home and tour are open free to the...More

Thank Queenie1951
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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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
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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
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Hayley1607
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Response from tracylaw2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, just over an hour would be right.
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Lydia C
6 August 2016|
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Response from Chad O | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will take you right there.
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traveldays2000
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
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