As a boy, JFK’s parents never expected he would grow up to be president. Yet in his birthplace home he learned values that inspired a life in public service. His mother, Rose Kennedy, recreated her family’s first home to share her memories of those early years with visitors. In 2017, the centennial of JFK’s birth, we commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind.
From May - October, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm. Information on guided house tours is available on our guided tours page. Reservations are not made for groups fewer than five as tours are offered first-come-first-served. For more information on neighborhood walking tours please visit our outdoor activities page.
During winter and early spring, open by appointment only, Monday-Friday, dependent on staff availability. Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance by calling the site at 617-566-7937 or emailing us. In your email, please indicate the desired date of your visit, morning or afternoon preference, number of people in your group, and provide a contact telephone number. During the winter months, and for safety, hazardous road conditions may result in the need to close the site. Should your tour be on a day that the site closes, we will contact you in advance to reschedule. For a listing of current blackout dates, please visit the "Alerts" section on our homepage.