John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace and childhood home of the 35th president of the United States. The site is still located in a heavily residential neighborhood with parking very limited. There are two spots in front of the house reserved for visitors to the site, if those are full you will have to park in town and walk a good distance to get to the site. Once on site make your way to the back of the building and down in what was the basement there is a small visitor center and bookstore. This is where you will get your passport to the National Parks book stamped and there is a short orientation film. It is also here where you arrange for a ranger led tour of the house.
Rose Kennedy after the death of her son personally oversaw the refurnishing of the house to match the time when young John would have been growing up.

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New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos

An interesting tour covering many aspects of Kennedy’s early life including his favorite books that provide great context to his later years. It will not take you long to tour this site, I would suggest you get there early and spend the rest of the day at the nearby JFK Library and Museum in Boston.

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