John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, located in Brookline, Massachusetts' Coolidge Corner neighborhood, is a historical site that commemorates the life of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963. Tours of his home are offered, and a film is presented.


The Kennedy home in Brookline, Massachusetts was the birthplace and childhood home of future President John F. Kennedy. His brother, Joe Jr., and his sisters, Rosemary and Kathleen, were also born in the house. The house itself was purchased by Joseph P. Kennedy in 1914 and the family lived there for the next seven years, until the increasing success and family size motivated the Kennedys to move to a larger home just a few blocks away on Abbottsford Road.

In 1967, Rose Kennedy restored the house to her recollection of its 1917 appearance. It was recognized by the National Park Service as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site shortly after. The home is open to the public and its staff offers guided tours or self-guided audio tours.


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