John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline

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  • September 27, 2017
    Visited while on a JFK pilgrimage to Boston. Cannot praise the wonderful service provided by the excellent Park Rangers enough. The guide really put everything in to context and added so much to the e...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    This historic site shows the house where JFK was born and lived part of his childhood. The house stands with most of its original artifacts. The ranger provides a nice explanation about the house.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Visiting the first home of the young Kennedy family connects you with JFK's early childhood. The ranger does a great job in their tour. There is also a short video and gift shop. Very friendly staff.  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    The staff here were very helpful, and provided me and my family with an ample amount of information about the nation's youngest president. Adding on, it's great for kids because of the "Junior Ranger" activities. I look forward to visiting it again in the future!
  • June 7, 2017
    Beautifully kept. And staff very friendly and helpful. A well kept secret.
  • November 14, 2016
    After living in Boston and visiting the town of Brookline for so many years, we finally made it to the JFK birth home. From Downtown Boston, it's about a 15 minute ride on the Green Line (C) train. Get off at Coolidge Corner and from there it's about a 5-7 minute walk to this site. The site is open Wednesday through Sunday. You can only view the home on your own at certain hours each day (check website), otherwise, they do offer a free 30 minute tour. I highly suggest you take the tour. It highlights the early years of the Kennedy family. Not all the furnishings actually belonged to the family but it does give you sense of what a home in Boston was like in the early 1900's. The entrance is located in the back of the house and on a quiet residential street in Brookline.
  • January 28, 2017
    Just passed along the street. Will definately come back again for a visit....
  • August 2, 2016
    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.

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