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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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A pleasant experience

We were visiting family in Brookline, and in passing mentioned that we might be interested in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Schedule this visit carefully

The JFK home is a great site for bringing your American out-of-Boston guests who are important to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maynard C
Boston, MA
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting family in Brookline, and in passing mentioned that we might be interested in seeing JFK sites.....so off we went. We arrived on a very quiet street and discovered the house with a small marker and sign. Our timing was perfect as a...More

Thank nanar226
Reviewed 1 week ago

The JFK home is a great site for bringing your American out-of-Boston guests who are important to you, but it's not always open. So if you build up their expectations, schedule this visit carefully so that you can actually visit it (and not merely walk...More

Thank Maynard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I with another couple stopped at this unassuming house on a tree lined street in Brookline. It was not crowded around 11:00 in the morning. The tour started by us watching a 20-30 minute inspiring film of JFK's life. We chose the...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was the one who wanted to visit this place, and my kids and I went along. Kriss Potts was the Park Ranger Guide who told us so much information about JFK and his family that I thought my head was going to explode!...More

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I took our daughter and two grandchildren, ages 11 and 6, for a tour of the JFK early childhood home. It is on a typical residential street, surrounded by private homes. The National Park Service connected a fine inspirational tour, giving us...More

Thank RenaM65
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I am new to Boston and my room mate worked as a historian out there as a tour guide. So I had no idea of JFK. But after going there you can feel that you are literally experiencing his childhood experiences. The video of 12...More

Thank sneh t
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great tour guide, Sara, who gave a thorough explanation of the house and all its history. There is a movie at the end of the tour that goes more into detail about his presidency. Overall nice quick visit.

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The JFK birthplace is on a quiet, tree lined street, waiting for visitors. There are guided tours during the day and after 4:00 PM you can borrow a listening device and see the home where Joseph and John were born on your own. You will...More

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Historically interesting but a fairly unimpressive house in a slightly obscure location.Go if you're nearby, but not worth a detour for most.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

That's what we were lacking at the JFK Museum and Library but got plenty of at this site! Individual tour gave us the glimpse on the Kennedy's family lifestyle and lots of memorable details about JFK's early childhood. I would say that Park Rangers stuff...More

1  Thank Marina K
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Marina K | Reviewed this property |
we spent about an hour there with short private tour and 15 min movie. it was enough.
Lydia C
6 August 2016|
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Response from Chad O | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will take you right there.
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