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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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Takes us back to 1910 ...to the house where JFK was born. One bathroom for 8 people !! Rose Kennedy... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Marion S
Jerusalem, Israel
JFK birthplace close to Coolidge Corners

Walked from B & B to JFK's birth place - the actual home he was born in. Lovely neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Takes us back to 1910 ...to the house where JFK was born. One bathroom for 8 people !! Rose Kennedy brought nine children in to the world but most pre-deceased her. She died at 104years old.

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Walked from B & B to JFK's birth place - the actual home he was born in. Lovely neighborhood & open to public.

Thank ahavatee
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I came here late morning. Took the green line T to JFK/U Mass and a shuttle bus from the station was waiting. We started with the introduction video. Weirdly and distractedly there were German subtitles on the 20 minute film. The film leaves you as...More

Thank hnsadler
Reviewed 12 July 2015

83 heals St. In Brookline. Take the T Cleveland Circle line to Coolidge Corner. Walk NW 4 blocks then turn right onto Beals. Free tour (40 minutes, max), guides very informative. Home restored by Rose Kennedy, JFK's mother in 1966-67 and donated to the NPS....More

Thank etweeden
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is an important part of the American History: Kennedy's Legacy Excellent museum. If you come to Boston, MA, go and visit the Library and take your children.

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Don't understand it but the signe on the door says closed for renovation, they hope to open in June. There does not seem to be any work going on Been here 3 times over the years and it is always closed.

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I was so looking forward to visiting this site, but the best we got were photos taken outside the front and back of the house. Yet another historic site closed for the winter and not open until the end of May so very disappointing for...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 17 March 2015

It's worth stopping by this quiet, lovely street in Brookline, to see where JFK was born and raised, and to hear the story of the family in these early days of their development as iconic figures (from the father and mother, to the sons and...More

Thank morgancharles
Reviewed 21 February 2015

JFK's birthplace, a modest home on a beautiful sycamore-lined street, with knowledgeable and friendly National Park Rangers to share the family's history and guide you through the house. A really lovely, educational, fun and inexpensive piece of Americana!

Thank leofish2424
Reviewed 6 January 2015

It's a place to learn about American political history, and also why JFK is so missed and revered. I was totally inspired in the place by everything, but especially by a few JFK quotes - just so inspirational and precious! The building has a very...More

Thank SeoulSearching
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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.
17 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