Wonderful photos and history of JFK years spent on the Cape. Worth a visit. Photos include the entire Kennedy family from the 1920's through JFK as President of the US.
The JFK Hyannis Museum is in the old Town Hall in downtown Hyannis. As you approach the museum entrance, you encounter a statue of a casually-dressed President Kennedy walking barefoot through beach sand and grass. The statue sets the tone for what to expect inside. Admission fees include TWO MUSEUMS: JFK Museum and Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.... More
Hubby and I have visited the JFK Library in Boston, of course, but since we were in the Hyannis area in November, just a few days before the 50th commemoration of JFK's death, we made a point of stopping into this quaint, very delightful museum. We were delighted with the offerings. It wasn't busy so we were able to stroll... More
Some great photos, videos, statues and news clippings I had not seen before. Young Caroline and Maria Shriver in swim suits, making faces. Even after 50 yrs people were walking around with tears in their eyes (myself included). Especially moving was the "what might have been" bronze with JFK and an adult John Jr. More items from the actual summer... More
I absolutely LOVE President Kennedy and have been to the JFK library in Boston about 10 times. I was very excited to go the Hyannis JFK museum thinking they'd have objects of his from the Kennedy home there. I was very disappointed to see that the entire museum was just photos of him as well as newspaper clippings. It was... More
We visited on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, so the history seemed very real ... especially since he lived in the area. That day they waive the admission fee. This small museum is full of photos and videos showing how Kennedy and his family spent their summers in Hyannis. Well worth the time (you can see it all in... More
Remembering the day JFK died and how he and his family brought their "Camelot" to the Cape, this museum does a better job of presenting the "non-political" side of JFK as well as his persona than the Boston Museum. It is small and more intimate by comparison as well. In addition, there is the Cape Cod Baseball League Museum in... More
I have always been intrigued with JFK and the Kennedy family so for me the museum was extremely interesting. I loved watching real footage, video clips from the Kennedy era, and seeing pictures of the family in their home environment, the Cape. Reading many of the newspapers stories was enlightening and captured an important part of our American history. So... More
This museum is much more intimate than the JFK Library in Boston. It is obvious that the Kennedys had a very close relationship with the people of Hyannis. it would be nice if someone could restore their videos better but it was like being in the 50s and 60s. I like it very much. Bathroom outside not so convenient.
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