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John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

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Address: 83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
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The John F Kennedy birthplace and childhood home was a wonderful exhibit. A home is a home, so that is interesting to see where he lived, but the Federal docent was extremely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2015
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The John F Kennedy birthplace and childhood home was a wonderful exhibit. A home is a home, so that is interesting to see where he lived, but the Federal docent was extremely knowledgeble and engaging. A fascinating exhibit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

If you are interested in the Kennedys you'll enjoy this free tour given by very knowledgeable guides. Interesting to see that global leader JFK started in ordinary beginnings. The site has limited hours so check beforehand.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Those of us who grew up in the 60s have a continuing fascination with JFK. The "ask not" speech, the Peace Corps, somehow trump all the later revelations and the tragedies. A good feeling to be in the childhood home.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The JFK historic site consists of a small, rather quaint home on a quiet street near Coolidge Corner. If you're in Brookline, try to make a visit. It's worth an hour of your time. President Kennedy as wall as a few of his siblings were born here and lived in the residence for the first few years of their lives.... More 

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you are visiting Brookline, do not miss JFK's birthplace. You can even see the bed where he was born. The house is on a beautiful street and you can just imagine the Kennedy clan playing there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

There are obvious limitations to sites like this. What we can be fairly sure of is that the iconic and ultimately tragic figure, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, elected 35th President of the United States, was born in an upstairs room of this fairly modest House in 1917, an experience he shared with 2 of the first 4 members of Joe and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We visited the house unfortunately after it had closed. However we were able to walk around the property, and take in the neighbourhood. We were glad we made the effort to visit- and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Kennedy's.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

What a great bunch of people that are working at this place! My boyfriend and I have just come back from the tour and can't stop talking about it. Geraldine our tour guide was so wonderful - her knowledge about the family was excellent and she was extremely friendly. A hidden gem out just out of the centre of the... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Visited it on the anniversary of JFK's father's birth. It seemed to be an ordinary home built in 1906 but one which was the birthplace of a president and the center of a memorial service the day of his burial. It showed how comparatively modest beginnings shape someone--in this case the illnesses he suffered as a child and the family... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Fascinating tour of this very special place by a young Park Ranger who really knew her 'stuff'. Only three of us on the tour so we were able to get good views of all the wonderfully restored rooms and take photos. At some points during the tour a recording made by Rose Kennedy would be played where she recalled personal... More 

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