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John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

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Address: 83 Beals St, Brookline, MA 02446-6010
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The JFK house is pretty cool! Staff is really nice and knowledgable. The neighborhood tour and house tour last about a hour. Free to the public.

Reviewed 22 May 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The JFK house is pretty cool! Staff is really nice and knowledgable. The neighborhood tour and house tour last about a hour. Free to the public.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I had some free time on a cool, dry, sunny Saturday morning in Brookline Boston. I took a 20 min walk from my hotel to JFK's birth home. It was closed for the season but I had a walk around into the backyard and took some pictures. It just gives you a window into history and, for me, it was... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

Interesting glimpse into the lives of the Kennedys at the time of JFK's birth as well as what life was like for people in general and in Brookline at that time. Nice little bookstore/gift shop. Parking can be a little tight.

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Boston
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

The docents and staff at the house are wonderful. Be sure to take the walking tour of the neighborhood, the guides do a great job of providing endless Kennedy lore.

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Thank Jake59Boston
Sharon, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

The John F Kennedy birthplace and childhood home was a wonderful exhibit. A home is a home, so that is interesting to see where he lived, but the Federal docent was extremely knowledgeble and engaging. A fascinating exhibit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

If you are interested in the Kennedys you'll enjoy this free tour given by very knowledgeable guides. Interesting to see that global leader JFK started in ordinary beginnings. The site has limited hours so check beforehand.

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Sebastopol, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Those of us who grew up in the 60s have a continuing fascination with JFK. The "ask not" speech, the Peace Corps, somehow trump all the later revelations and the tragedies. A good feeling to be in the childhood home.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

The JFK historic site consists of a small, rather quaint home on a quiet street near Coolidge Corner. If you're in Brookline, try to make a visit. It's worth an hour of your time. President Kennedy as wall as a few of his siblings were born here and lived in the residence for the first few years of their lives.... More 

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

If you are visiting Brookline, do not miss JFK's birthplace. You can even see the bed where he was born. The house is on a beautiful street and you can just imagine the Kennedy clan playing there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

There are obvious limitations to sites like this. What we can be fairly sure of is that the iconic and ultimately tragic figure, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, elected 35th President of the United States, was born in an upstairs room of this fairly modest House in 1917, an experience he shared with 2 of the first 4 members of Joe and... More 

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