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“Another place that should be on everyone's "to do" list in Boston!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
83 Beals Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-7937
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Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Another place that should be on everyone's "to do" list in Boston!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The Kennedy home tour is in Brookline so it didn’t show up in the top things to do in Boston but I wish it would have! It is very easy to get to – take the Green Line T towards Cleveland center and get off at Coolidge. At this point it is a little tricky because it is not marked – but if you face the direction of the T towards Cleveland Center, you will turn right and walk down several blocks to Beals Street. (Just map to John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, 53 Beals Street.) The guided tour lasts about 30 minutes; the young park rangers are very friendly and eager.
Important to note is that it is only open Wed – Sun, 9:30 – 5:00, and only from Memorial Day until Oct 31. The site doesn’t get much traffic; only 17,000 visitors per year. I was on the tour with a Kennedy groupie from Australia – her interest in our president gave the tour a good perspective for me.

Visited July 2012
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“Surprise treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

A short walk from our Bed & Breakfast (The Bertram Inn). The Park Service has done a marvelous job with the home. We thought it was an unexpected treat!

Visited July 2012
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

What a wonderful place to go and feel connected to one of the greatest presidents in history!

Visited May 2012
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“Special Exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

It was interesting and has special exhibits from time to time that are worth seeing.

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“Wish it was open”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Seems to be open only for a few months a year, was neat to walk around building but a little dissappointed I couldn't go in

Visited April 2012
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