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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  • Beautiful photos of the Kennedy family and interesting information on their connection to Hyannis. The love for the water and outside activities is clear and a focus on the mother Rose. I learned so m...  more »
  • The Kennedy family summer here and the Museum is that. Summer family images of the era. It has a section dedicated to the mother of John F. Kennedy. The Museum is small and is not of this world. If these in the area, visit him, curious things. 1 hour more or less you can see. Closes at 4 pm. The nursing working both at the entrance and in the shop are endearing.
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  • We were in Hyannis over Thanksgiving and decided to come back to the Kennedy Museum for the first time in many years. To honor JFK's birth in 1917, there was an exhibit called "Kennedy at 100." There ...  more »
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the JFK Museum in Hyannis MA. He was President during my preteen years and the museum brought back memories of the greatest President in my lifetime. He accomplished amazing thing in his short time in office. The pictures of JFK and his family are beautiful.
  • JFK’s history organized in each room by the years leading up to his assassination, beginning with the marriage of his parents—Rose Fitzgerald & Joseph P. Kennedy. Great pictures of his life in Hyannis. Includes a intro video. Restrooms are located in a separate building.
  • Make you realize what a great humanitarian he was. Great place for kids and adults. The good ole days of U.S. government.
  • It's a nice little distraction with a lot of Kennedy family facts and photos. There are 5 or 6 rooms; each covering a different period in JFK's life. The events are told in pictures, each with a paragraph or two for you to read, or a simple description. Not much in the way of interaction besides a short 7 minute film and a loop of JFK's inauguration speech. It's self-paced and interesting, but after a while you kinda get tired of reading. There's a gift shop on the way out.
  • I wish it had more family artifacts. The museum is lovely, has many beautiful pictures and captions, but is lacking in items that may have been owned by the family and or have historical significance. There also was a lack of flow such that the rooms were quite crowded....

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Most of the town's accommodations are concentrated around the harbor and main street. bed and breakfasts, hotels, and historical inns look out over the water, stand on either side of the main street, or line the narrow side streets. Some of these offer spa services, while others have only basic amenities. Book well in advance, as lodging fills up fast, especially in the summer.
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