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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline

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  • 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 h...  read more »
  • It was a very interesting experience and somewhat poignant. A chalet in the noble district of Brookline (which over the years was considered another city) which hosted the childhood of the Kennedy family, one of the most powerful of the United States. I wouldn't say a modest house, is hardly a folk House: three floors, 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, double living room. But it is very interesting the visit is free and is accompanied by a ranger that will give you lots of information about the lives of Kennedy and on reforms made or attempted by the two brothers. Although the guide speaks English not easy (and surely I missed so many things) I found it very interesting, full of details including politicians and current life of Boston. The ranger has made clear that many things have not changed and that much of respectability (Democratic) is very fake and Bostonian facade. Strong is still segregation in schools and non-accessibility of the same to many guys who don't have families right behind. Original memorabilia are many, even those that are rebuilt they will duly indicated. There is also a small shop at the end of the path to purchase a souvenir or maybe to flip through a photo book. We loved it and recommend it to all those who are interested in the history of Boston and who are fascinated by that of Kennedy. A compliment to the American authorities to keep these places as a dot.
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  • 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 v...  read more »
  • One of the best museums I've ever been to. Beautiful and well put together to honor an amazing president
  • Excellent place to connect with the young life of our 35 president. I found it very accessible and moving. We had an excellent tour guide too.
  • The house has historically set up rooms with an abundance of extremely knowledge staff. While a fairly small tour, the presence of a movie and well informed staff and regular tours make this a great destination.
  • Kennedy's birthplace is a must see if you enjoy history and are in the Boston area. The park rangers give very informative tours. The home has many items that are original to the house when the Kennedys lived there.
  • A neighborhood gem. I had a pleasant tour here during a walk around Coolidge Corner. The furniture was set up according to Rose Kennedy's memory following JFK's death - so it's not exactly the same as when JFK was a child, but it's very close. This site is closed over the winter, but if you call the National Park Service you can arrange for a private tour.
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