John F Kennedy 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 John F Kennedy 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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hyannis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Very informative. A nice look in to the family life of JFK. Shows the “real person” side of him and Jackie 
    Very informative. A nice look in to the family life of JFK. Shows the “real person” side of him and Jackie  more »
  • We had a good experience. The JFK Hyannis Museum was very interesting and had many photos and posters of JFK. We spent a little over an hour and enjoyed the museum 
    We had a good experience. The JFK Hyannis Museum was very interesting and had many photos and posters of JFK. We spent a little over an hour and enjoyed the museum  more »
  • lol - nothing more to say . what a lack of respect . bad copies of bad pictures of old magazines, all repeated in different rooms of a building that has nothing to do with the Kennedy family . We.....  more
    lol - nothing more to say . what a lack of respect . bad copies of bad pictures of old magazines, all repeated in different rooms of a building that has nothing to do with the Kennedy family . We.....  more »
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  • When I was a kid in the early 70s, my parents took us to vacation on the Cape. It was a magical place because of the beach but it also had that magical feeling because of the legacy of the Kennedy family. As an adult, my husband and I thought it was fitting to pay our respects to not only the family but to a much beloved president. Very informative. Loved the timelines and photographs. My favorite part of the museum, the wonderful statue out front! Very recommended!
  • The museum had information on John, Jacqueline and Bobby Kennedy from the White House years and when they were growing up. They had couple of good things, like a timeline of world events while John was a president and a Kennedy family tree which was useful. I was a little disappointed however, I somehow expected more. How about an outfit from Mrs Kennedy? She was such a fashion icon, that would be really nice. Or how about gloves, hat or pears? The video is really old since it was narrated by Walter Cronkite.
  • As a visitor from Melbourne Australia two weeks ago this was a life's journey in memory of my Mum who loved the Kennedys and always wanted to travel to Hyannis. Mum passed this on to me, so the journey began. I couldn't sleep as this meant so much to me I sat outside the Museum at 5:00am with coffee in hand. Knowing I was too early I decided to walk to the Kennedy Compound to be as close as I could, shared the moment with Mum, grabbed some sand and walked back to the Museum which was an amazing experience. The exhibits were incredible, the staff amazing, the store was fun, I wanted to buy it all. I also visited the JFK Memorial and the Presidential Library at Columbia Point. To me this whole experience was " a brief shining moment" Thank you for sharing the experience of your President, your Museum and your town with the World.
  • Our visit to the John F. Kennedy Museum was a highlight of our stay in Hyannis and was within walking distance of our hotel. The museum had very many pictures and mementos of our beloved past President and the Kennedy family. Visiting the museum made me feel a part of the history and legacy of our nation. This is my second visit to the museum and I loved every minute of both visits.
  • There is a lot of history here but it flows well and is fairly quick to get through. Plenty of benches outside in case some get through faster than others. Great Town area to walknthr shops and restaurants too.

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