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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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Great tour

We really wanted to visit the home where John F. Kennedy was born but it is closed for the season... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
denver60
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Denver, Colorado
Great Find In This Neighborhood

If you are in Brookline, it is worth dropping by JFK's birthplace home. The street of houses are... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Alicat1964
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Arlington, Virginia
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“early years” (8 reviews)
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
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+1 617-566-7937
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"childhood home"
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"park ranger"
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"early childhood"
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"tree lined street"
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"quiet street"
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"walking tour"
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"great tour"
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"a small gift shop"
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"free of charge"
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"master bedroom"
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"short video"
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"open house"
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"their lives"
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We really wanted to visit the home where John F. Kennedy was born but it is closed for the season and we had to make a reservation two weeks before our visit in order to secure an offseason tour. It was well worth the effort...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are in Brookline, it is worth dropping by JFK's birthplace home. The street of houses are very pretty, and it's really cool to think of the Kennedy's there. He lived there until he was 10 years old.

Thank Alicat1964
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been a long time admirer of JFK so this was a must for me on my first trip to Boston. It did not disappoint. Take a little extra time to watch the films at the beginning. The guided tour doesn't take a long...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

After living in the same neighborhood as John F.Kennedy's birthplace for more than 30 years,I finally went to tour this national landmark! It was not a disappointment. I was surprised to see that it was a modest home-not at all what I expected. The kitchen...More

Thank shortandpushy
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great, very manageable visit. Parking on the street very easy. Easy walk from Coolidge Corner Green line. House furnishings are either the original or a few replicas. Give you a very clear image of how the young Kennedy Family lived. Great historic site. Small but...More

Thank Lindy L
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The site is currently closed until May and is accessible by appointment only. So please call ahead if you plan to visit. We were able to take a tour on October 30, the last day of tours. We did, however, go trick-or-treating at the house...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We'd been to Boston a few times and always seemed to miss this lovely spot. As others have noted, check the hours before you go. We took public transportation to get there and enjoyed the walk to this unassuming house in what seemed like a...More

Thank Janet T
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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
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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
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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 leonardg904
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Hayley1607
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Response from tracylaw2112 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, just over an hour would be right.
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Lydia C
6 August 2016|
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Response from Chad O | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will take you right there.
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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
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