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St. Francis Xavier Church

347 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601
508 775 0818
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Hyannis
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Summer church of the Kennedy's
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Boise, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful quaint little church with so much history taking place there. Wish there would have been a docent available to give a tour.

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Espoo, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not able to get in, there is nothing special in this church except the wooden carved doors Only to the true worshippers - of JFK

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Asheville, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The church was unlocked, after 5:00pm last Tuesday so we stopped for quick self-guided tour and to say a prayer. The church is very quaint and it was interesting to think about Caroline Kennedy getting married there and Maria Shriver too.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Church is a beautiful building that President Kennedy and his family always attended while on Cape. The remaining Family, we were told still attend this Church. It is on South Street and easy to find.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There is a small place card in front of the church to let you know that this is the Kennedy church. We entered the carved wooden doors to take a peek inside. Beautiful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a beautiful chapel, we lit a few candles, we had a little prayer and just sat in this peaceful wooden chapel. There was a message up especially for visitor welcoming everyone. some services are still held in latin

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cape cod
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I live near the church and they use the Kennedy name to draw in seasonal visitors! To be honest I am sick of hearing their name and for a church to capitalize on the Kennedy name is a bit sickening! Amen!

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Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A warm and welcoming parish. Reinforces we're one church, even if this is not your usual parish. Homily is thoughtful and inspiring. A little old school, in that people do come dressed. We were casual and some others were too. I do like that.

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wnet there for a Sunday service. The parking approach guaranttes that you wont leave this church early unless you park on the street - not recommended.

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Naples, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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