John F. Kennedy Memorial, Hyannis

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Learn about the life, times, and legacy of one of America's most famous leaders at John F. Kennedy Memorial, dedicated to informing the public about the president's profound national influence. Visit the memorial museum, located in his native region of the state, and explore its collection of exhibits, documents, and retrospectives detailing JFK's life and his love for his homeland. Chronologically arranged displays catalogue the major events in his life and administration from 1934 to 1963, reflected in an array of themed photographs, videos, and oral histories. Be sure to check the website for information about the frequent temporary exhibits on show. Use our Hyannis travel itinerary maker to visit John F. Kennedy Memorial on your trip to Hyannis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very serene! Very thought provoking! When we were there there were older veterans selling WWII hats, however when we were leaving they had also gone  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The park is a beautiful, peaceful place to walk around. There is a small beach where you can sit and look out at the boats in the water. You can barbeque in the park. There is a korean memorial with p...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Very informative insight into the private life and background of JFK well presented and quite intimate because the museum is not too large  more »
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  • April 11, 2017
    This memorial was great. There was a nice pool in a serene area overlooking the bay. The memorial itself is very neat. There are benches as well so you can sit and take in your surroundings. This is a very nice place, minus the geese poop. Also check out Little Poseidon's Adventures on Google Plus, where he provides pictures and information about his journeys.
  • March 29, 2017
    A cool park with a beautiful view over Lewis Bay.
  • March 1, 2017
    Great museum. Icon of the Cape
  • August 24, 2016
    Beautiful location and well cared for. They don't allow dogs so we sat in the shade outside of the guard's view while my husband got a closer look.
  • July 19, 2016
    There is a free 30 minute parking lot specifically for the memorial. Very clean and beautiful.

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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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