Description - John F. Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace of America’s 35th president. In 1967, the president’s mother returned here, where Kennedy spent his boyhood, and restored the house to her recollection of its 1917 appearance. Each year, thousands of visitors join NPS staff to share Mrs. Kennedy’s memories in a tour of the house and neighborhood that, in her words, hold "many happy memories."
- This house is the birthplace and early boyhood home of the 35th President.
Each year, thousands of visitors join NPS staff to share Mrs. Kennedy’s memories in a tour of the house and neighborhood that, in her words, hold "many happy memories."
Recreation - John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS offers ranger-led tours of the presidential birthplace and neighborhood, and self-guided audio tours of the birthplace in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
Climate - New England enjoys four distinct seasons, and the weather is known for being highly variable. Summers can be pleasant or hot and humid, and winter can be moderate, or frigid and snowy. Dressing in layers is advisable, as the temperature can drop significantly from day to night, even in the summer, and breezes can be chilly.
From points east and west: Follow I-90/ Massachusetts Turnpike and take exit 18 Allston/Brighton (eastbound), OR exit 20 Brighton/Cambridge (westbound) onto Cambridge Street, and proceed approximately one mile. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Harvard Street and proceed for about one mile. Turn left onto Beals Street and continue to #83.
From points north and south: Take I-95 to exit 20 and follow Route 9E/Boylston Street for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Walnut Street and then immediately right onto Harvard Street. Proceed along Harvard Street for one mile, turn right onto Beals Street, and continue to #83.