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John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation

397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
508 790 3077
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Hyannis
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This museum boasts a multi-media exhibit highlighting the at-ease times former President John F. Kennedy spent with family and friends on Cape Cod. On... more » Owner description: This museum boasts a multi-media exhibit highlighting the at-ease times former President John F. Kennedy spent with family and friends on Cape Cod. On May 29th, the 2013 Special exhibit opened, “Cape Cod: The Summer of 1963 to November 22, 1963 - Days of joy. Days of sorrow,” a look back at the President’s final months on his beloved Cape Cod. Through photos, videos, wall displays, and news clips, museum visitors will have a chance to reflect on the final days of Camelot, through a Cape Cod lens.“From the joyful 1963 summer memories of the President and his family, to the palpable fog of grief that settled over Cape Cod after his death, this exhibit will remind us how truly special those Camelot days were,” said Rebecca Pierce-Merrick, museum curator, “and how one day in history changed it forever.”The exhibit covers the summer of 1963 to the assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, as well as the subsequent days on Cape Cod. « less
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours walking through the museum, viewing the photographs, watching the videos and reading about the Kennedy family. It was nicely done. I had been to the Kennedy Library in Boston several years ago, so being in Hyannis, I wanted to see their rendition. We did drive down to "The Compound" and see it and the view.... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Small museum in the heart of Hyannis. Mostly personal photos and some short videos. In and out in less than an hour. Be sure and go downstairs for the Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame Museum as well - included in ticket price. No restrooms!

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Solomons, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a nice place to visit. They had alot of pictures and videos of the Kennedy family. It's not very big, but still worth the trip.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

#1 This attraction is 100% accessible #2 They do a great job of covering JFK's years in office. The displays & videos were very touching to folks who lived through those years. I'm not sure it would have much impact for people too young to remember the Kennedy's, but maybe.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was mostly about the Kennedy family and their compound. We were out of there in 5 minutes. The admission was included with the baseball museum in the same building. $9 for both. Probably better for someone more into the personal life and family of JFK.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This small museum looks at the Kennedys as a family, spending summers in Hyannis, rather than their public life as politicians and civic leaders. Since you can't get anywhere near the family compound, if you've come to Hyannis for all things Kennedy, this is your best option.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lots of photos and some videos of JFK and family outings in Hyannis harbor and at the Kennedy compound. Enjoyed seeing some never seen private photos of JFK, Jackie and the other Kennedy family. If you are a JFK fan, worth a visit.

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Austin, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My rewiew is for the JFK museum only. Although the entrance fee includes a baseball museum as well, we did not bother to check it out. We visited this museum on 07/06/14. The JFK part was small and crowded. There were photos, and photos and photos with some narrative. Some photos were exclusive to the family and to the museum,... More

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Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wonderful museum - lots of photos portraying the lives of the Kennedy's in Hyannis. I especially liked the Summer Attraction Room which included samples of fabric that were captured in the pictures - Staff were very knowledgable and friendly. The gift shop offered reasonably priced souvenirs.

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McKinney, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed the photos and feeling of knowing more about the personal lives of the Kennedys. Videos and historical time lines were very informative. Convenient parking in the back, right off Main Street in Hyannis. Beautiful bronze statue of the president out front.

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