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JFK Hyannis Museum, Hyannis

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Browse through photos, videos, wall displays, and clips from former President John F. Kennedy's final months on Cape Cod at JFK Hyannis Museum. The museum highlights Kennedy's time with his friends and family at their vacation home, with an exhibit focusing on the summer of 1963 to his assassination on November 22, 1963, and the family's subsequent days on Cape Cod. Housed in the former town hall building, the museum includes a statue titled "What Could Have Been," portraying JFK walking on the beach with his son, plus you'll find the Kennedy family tree. Parking is available behind the museum. Work out when and for how long to visit JFK Hyannis Museum and other Hyannis attractions using our handy Hyannis vacation trip planner.
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  • Short movie narrated by Walter Cronkite, small rooms, and poor flow. I was annoyed having to wait for people to get out of my way to move through. I took my time and enjoyed it but wonder what one mig...  more »
  • The museum is small. It focuses on his time in Hyannis. There is short video you can sit down and watch. It is a very nice tribute to JFK. There are beautiful photographs of the president and his fami...  more »
  • Good for those who remember him fondly but limited in-depth info and artifacts. Focus is on Hyannis so mostly photos.  more »
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  • On the positive side, very thoughtful and well-informed docents, and superb photos of the Kennedy family at Hyannisport. The negatives include a very limited collection, both in terms of number of items and more importantly, in terms of context (if you had not lived through the Kennedy years and been a bit of a Kennedy groupie, it would be impossible to know what this whole thing was about). Those of us who did live through those years are getting old very rapidly, and it would also help if the museum were handicapped accessible as our limitations increase.
  • A great amount of photos and history of Kennedy family. His love of sailing. A good way to know the Kennedy family.
  • It definitely has a slant that tells only the good of the Kennedy family, so if you want to know the whole story you won't get that here. But with the current cilmate of our ilitical world I found it hopeful and somewhat depressing, depressing only to see how much we are regressing under our current administration.
  • Lots of JFK stuff. If you are a fan of JFK do visit. But crowded on his 100 birthday celebration as it was free admission
  • Excellent exhibit in honor of President Kennedy's 100th birthday.