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“Interesting, Thought Provoking Exhibit”

John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
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US$57.00*
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Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United Sates when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The Museum's exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, a video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president's experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK's friends. Please check our website for correct dates and times that the museum is open.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This exhibit centers around the Kennedy Family and their time in Hyannis. The displays were mostly pictorial with some video as well. We didn't spend more than an hour taking it in but my 14 yr old niece was interested and took away quite a bit about the Kennedy family. It sparked some good conversations about the era and the political issues of those days. We were glad that we took the time to go and we enjoyed the street scene there in Hyannis for a little while afterwards.
I enjoyed the intimate and candid nature of the photos and would definitely recommend a stop in if you are in the area.
It is probably not a good idea to bring young children who can not appreciate the material.

Thank Molly06
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

really enjoyed the museum lot of info abt. the President and his legacy and his family! Alot of history abt the Kennedys, and there legacy bought some really nice souvenirs also!

Thank salonbellavabeach
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Enjoyed all I saw of the Kennedy family at hyannisport/Barnstable area.........Liked it allllllllllll

1  Thank sam g
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Spent a couple of hours walking through the museum, viewing the photographs, watching the videos and reading about the Kennedy family. It was nicely done. I had been to the Kennedy Library in Boston several years ago, so being in Hyannis, I wanted to see their rendition. We did drive down to "The Compound" and see it and the view. Breathtaking.
The museum is really a twofor! There is the Cape Cod League base ball museum in the basement of the building. That is also worth seeing. Very American! We were able to see a game the night before, so the museum was extra special.

Thank Nisty_13
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Liked the history, photograph's, narrations on TV. It was great to see candid photo's as well as history that happened. The Kennedy's had so much tragedy but it was nice to share in their happy memories too.

Thank MariaandEd
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