When the Kennedy family donated the house at 83 Beals to the National Park Service as a "gift to the American people," the president's mother hoped that future generations would be able to visit and "get a better appreciation of the history of this wonderful country." Today, visitors can experience Mrs. Kennedy's recreation of these early years through a variety of experiences.
From Beals Street to the White House Join a ranger and learn about the early years of John F. Kennedy. During a free, 30 minute tour, you'll see the room where he was born, learn how Mrs. Kennedy managed a large family, discover John F. Kennedy's favorite childhood books and explore the influences that shaped him as child.View complete tour schedule.
The Enduring Qualities: the Origins of the Kennedy Family in Boston Discover the origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families in this 90 minute tour of Boston's North End. You'll see Rose Kennedy's birthplace, learn about the experience of Irish immigrants during the Great Famine in Ireland and how the city continues to celebrate the contributions of both the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families. Tour times and meeting location here.