First Steps to the White House

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. We commemorate not only his early life, but the ideas and principles he left behind. Read More

The front of 83 Beals St. The house is dappled with shadows from the trees.

Take a Virtual Audio Tour

Take a Virtual Audio Tour of 83 Beals Street, the birthplace of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

A Young JFK sits in an armchair reading a book.  Framed photos are seen on the wall next to him

Articles

Read staff-created articles about the site, the Kennedy family, and relatable themes.

A uniformed Park Ranger performs a Junior Ranger swearing-in ceremony in front of the JFK Birthplace

Participate in our Junior Ranger Program

A free, fun, and educational activity for youth that can be completed virtually.

A cat sits in front of a television with John F. Kennedy's image displayed. Black and White.

Watch our Site Film

Learn about President Kennedy and the site through our film.

A park ranger stands in front of a yellow bricked building holding a photograph of a young JFK

Virtual Walking Tours

Take a Virtual Walking Tour from the comfort of your own home.

Female Ranger stands behind a cash register.

Visit Our Park Store Online

While the site is closed for visitor center renovations you can visit the park store online.

Ranger stands in a wooden scene. a camera on a tripod is to the left.

Ranger Talks

Rangers dive deeper into Kennedy topics.

JFK seated at a lunch counter.  Supporters gather around him.

Support Your Park

Learn about our friends group, partners, and ways you can support our site.

three teen stewards stand at the back steps of JFK National Historic Site.

2021 Teen Employment Opportunities

Our Stewards of the Future program serves as a bridge between the National Park Service and the youth community

Last updated: April 1, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Phone:

(617) 566-7937

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