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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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JFK's Early Life

The house is in a quite neighborhood on a tree lined street. No indication of who, or how... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
New York City, New York
A Great Part of History!

My husband wanted to come see where the house was so we went to have a look. To our surprise, it... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
+1 617-566-7937
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

The house is in a quite neighborhood on a tree lined street. No indication of who, or how important, these inhabitants would become. National Park Service always does a good job, and this exhibit is informative and interesting. Movie is a good start, but tour...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband wanted to come see where the house was so we went to have a look. To our surprise, it was free to get in AND the guided tour was free. We happened to show up right as a 3pm tour was about to...More

Thank ashleymW6568LE
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: 1. Tours are frequent. They take place every half hour. 2. Video-We watched the video in the visitors center and were glad we started that way. It details Rose's wife (JFK's mom) 3. Brings the home to life through storytelling. Lots of personal stories...More

Thank Chad O
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a stop that was chosen at the last minute. I'm so glad we did. Listening to Rose Kennedy describe the home, you could almost put yourself in that time. While I'm sure the people that are working there are excellent at their job,...More

Thank happysmoke
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I am glad they made this house into a historic site. There is no much to see, it is a house where JFK used to live, but it is a nice quick visit. Check the hours before you go because I had to drive there...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We have toured a few presidential homes and this was one of the best. We really enjoyed the narration of Rose Kennedy, it was really sweet and personal. We appreciated how modest the home was to get a picture of where the family started.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This site is only open during the warmer months, so I was happy to finally visit Boston in June. The tour starts with a brief video and is then led by an informed guide. The rooms of the house are thoughtfully presented. Visitors can get...More

Thank sactraveler2014
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It took me 4 hours to find this place, but it was soo worth it. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you walk in the house through the back door when you arrive they encourage you to watch a 15 minute video....More

Thank JN P
Reviewed 20 June 2016

In the middle of the block in a dense Brookline neighborhood of sturdy clapboard houses from 130 years ago—big porches, leaded windows, occasional turrets—is the home where John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President, was born. The house at 83 Beals Street was built in 1909,...More

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A little off the beaten path and not open year round, but this is a site that is definitely worth stopping for. They offer both a guided tour with a ranger or self tours using an audio of Rose Kennedy speaking about her memories and...More

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Lydia C
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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