John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the Kennedy Historic Site
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
In eastern Massachusetts, in Brookline
The site preserves the house where the 35th president of the United States was born in 1917. This was the first home shared by the presidents father and mother, Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and represents the social and political beginnings of one of the world's most prominent political families. The nine-room house was restored in the 1960s, under the direction of Rose Kennedy as a memorial to her son. Included are household furnishings, photographs, and significant family mementos representing the Kennedy family lifestyle. The site was established in 1969.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring the home. Facilities: Visitor center, guided tours. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Guided home tours (May-Oct, daily 10-4:30), walking tours of neighborhood (May-Oct.). Kennedy Birthday Weekend (last weekend in May). Tips & Hints: No on-site parking. Busiest in July and Aug.
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Entrance fee (with guided home tour): $3 adults, free ages 16 and under. No smoking or pets in building. Park and visitor center open May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 10-4:30.
HOW TO GET THERE
In Brookline, 3 mi from Boston via MBTA Green Line ("C" - Cleveland Circle) train; exit at intersection of Beacon and Harvard Sts. (Coolidge Corner), walk 4 blocks north on Harvard St., turn right onto Beals St. and continue % block. Closest airport: Boston (7 mi).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site (83 Beals St., Brookline, MA 02446, tel. 617/566-7937, fax 617/730-9884,). Brookline Chamber of Commerce (1101 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446, tel. 617/739-1330).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site In eastern Massachusetts, in Brookline