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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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Didn't expect much but impressed

In a quiet neighborhood in Brookline. Interesting site. We had free admission and headsets narrated... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Houston, Texas
Plan carefully!

Try to plan to be there for the time when they have open house self-guided tours. You get an audio... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

In a quiet neighborhood in Brookline. Interesting site. We had free admission and headsets narrated by Rose Kennedy. Amazingly modest home. Worth a visit!

Thank claudineinht
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Try to plan to be there for the time when they have open house self-guided tours. You get an audio guide spoken by Rose Kennedy and it is inevitably quite moving. The house seems rather modest by modern standards, but it is a captivating place...More

1  Thank john592
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is where it all began. The Kennedys weren't always rich and powerful and you are amazed how all those children fitted into this house?

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Can't believe I had spent so much time in Boston without visiting this gem! Located right in the middle of Brookline, the house tells a lovely story of JFK's early years. Admission is free, run by the National Parks Service.

Thank LeanAmKindle
Reviewed 20 October 2016

although this is outside boston on the T or we took a uber cab (well worth it) it is a lovely old England house very historical and the ranger tour was very good although you can go round on your own.

Thank jwhitington2002
Reviewed 19 October 2016

JFK's birthplace is an interesting stop for anyone who is a Kennedy fan. National Park guides offer free and interesting guided walks. You can learn a lot about how his early years and family life shaped the adult he would become.

Thank 718Susan718
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This sweet little house in a suburban town tells the story of the childhood of one of the US's greatest presidents. It's humble and lovely but not out of this world. But it IS located in a sweet suburb that hosts a lot of great...More

Thank Bostonfoody
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great tour if you're a history buff. Short, but informative and you get to go inside the house and see the rooms! Park tour guide gives you a run down from front porch to the second floor inside the home JFK was born in Brookline,...More

Thank Brooke L
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It took a little while to find on foot, but the house where JFK was born was worth the while. The park service attendants were very knowledgeable and friendly and due to there only being a few other visitors there when we arrived, we got...More

Thank Steven P K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great site that frames the life of JFK and all the Kennedy's as they were just starting out in Brookline

Thank Will S
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Response from tracylaw2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, just over an hour would be right.
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