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St. Francis Xavier Church

347 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601
508 775 0818
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Hyannis
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Summer church of the Kennedy's
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Naples, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you are interested in seeing the Kennedy family church then plan to visit this beautiful church. This is where Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver were married.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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207 reviews 207 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you're a Kennedy family fan then this should be on your list. The Kennedy family attended this church when they were on the cape.

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lower gwynedd, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's a nice Catholic Church, gotta say it was cool knowing JFK attended mass there, but frankly was just a nice church nothing terribly fancy. Have been in many many nicer churches.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We timed our visit so as not to co-incide with Saturday Vigil Mass, but when we arrived there was a wedding taking place so we could only view the church from outside. Please be aware that visitors are not allowed after 2.00pm on Saturday, all day on Sunday and before 10.00am on weekdays. The inability to see the inside was... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

As I listened to a priest explain the altar symbols, I visualized Rose Kennedy walking along the beach path to this church with the Kennedy clan trailing behind her. Being able to stand near the pew where JFK worshipped was a touching experience. I am grateful to have had this opportunity. I was a bit saddened by the information that... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I've never been in this church but I walked pass it almost everyday on south street. "Nostalgia" It's kinda quiet here.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went to this church as part of a bus tour group. It's famously known for Maria Schriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger getting married here and for being the Kennedy family's church. Worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Part of America's great religious tradition. Worth stopping by to understand the background of the Kennedy family. Church has some great services !

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CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Every time we come to Hyannis we come to the church to light a candle and say a prayer. My grandmother, mother and aunt went to mass one time when JFk & Jackie Kennedy were at the same mass so that started the allure with the Kennedy family They have a few poster boards with pictures and clippings of the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Worth visiting. This is the church where the Kennedys worshipped. There are photos and footage in the museum of JFK an Jackie leaving mass - it hasn't changed since 1963.

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