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John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum

397 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3914
+1 508-790-3077
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The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United Sates when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The Museum's exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, a video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president's experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK's friends. Please check our website for correct dates and times that the museum is open.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“family photos” (31 reviews)
“his life” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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397 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3914
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+1 508-790-3077
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"family photos"
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"lots of pictures"
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"cape cod"
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"his brother"
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"worth a visit"
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"hall of fame"
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"history buff"
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"great pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great little museum that gives a nice overview of JFK's life. I took two young children who were very interested in the pictures and the story of JFK. The statue out front is great, looks like JFK walking along the beach in...More

Thank cburns2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is basically a set of organized photographs, and a video or two. It was nicely done however I do not think it was worth the money.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great stop for either a Kennedy enthusiast or history buff. Lots of fantastic photos of John, Jackie and the Kennedy family. Probably a bit boring for kids, but trends and above would enjoy this stop. I’d allow about an hour from start to finish, as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid 30 dollars + for our family of four and were excited to see some artifacts about this amazing family. Seriously. It’s just photos on poster board. There is so much they could do with this opportunity to capture the imagination of spectators and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers a nice overview of both JFK's life and career as well as the whole family's history. They have lots of information in one place - pictures, video recordings, print documents, artifacts and historical charts/ references. I learned a lot about JFK, Jackie...More

1  Thank Serguei2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve always enjoyed the Kennedy history and this museum was great . My 12 year old daughters really enjoyed the museum . Lots of private photos . Also a Robert Kennedy exhibition on which was really interesting. Definitely worth a visit

Thank julie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum which is extremely classy and well done. If you have an interest in JFK this is absolutely unmissable.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my 11 year old daughter visited the Kennedy Hyannis Museum while we were on vacation in the area. It was so worth the trip! The photographs, not published anywhere else, memorabilia and information on the Kennedy Campaign for Presidency were brilliant. The layout...More

Thank Deirdre M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They had some cool pictures, and memorabilia from his entire life. I would suggest a visit for sure.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of downtown Hyannis. nice sized parking lot behind the museum that allows access to main street Hyannis and all the shops and restaurants. Very inspirational place. Must see when in Hyannis!

Thank Frank F
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Amanda G
January 22, 2017|
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Response from JohnD-3701 | Reviewed this property |
They are also very easy to talk to when you arrive. I saw them work out a deal for a family that had a disabled veteran and they had a limited budget. It is worth visiting.
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Barbara S
June 12, 2016|
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Response from JohnD-3701 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Get them when you get there. Also several businesses in town offer a discount to get in for $5 off of admission.
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Jacqui T
September 7, 2015|
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Response from JOHN L A | Property representative |
Hi We have a public parking area in back of the museum, and it is free parking. Any further questions, please call me, 508 790 3077, ext 4. John L. Allen
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