John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum

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John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum

John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family, days as President of the United Sates when the Cape provided a time to relax and be reinvigorated and days spent sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The Museum's exhibits features videos and photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963 and is arranged in thematic groupings to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. In addition to photography, a video narrated by Walter Cronkite depicts the president's experiences on the Cape. Several themed areas include charged oral histories of JFK's friends. Please check our website for correct dates and times that the museum is open.
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Fetla
Pennsylvania27 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Don’t make this museum a priority on your visit to Hyannis. We made a visit to the museum and were disappointed to find out it was completely photographs, rather than JFK memrobilia, interactive exhibits, or really anything unique. We purchased our tickets for half price on Groupon, so the visit was not a complete waste. The JFK photographs were indeed beautiful, but I would not go out of my way to visit or recommend to others.
Written August 29, 2021
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garyww
Milton, VT101 contributions
May 2022
This museum was a very nice tribute to President Kennedy and his family. It does a nice job of tying him and his family to the local area. The exhibit are professional and well done. If you're into history at all, you can easily spend an hour or more going through the exhibits.
Written May 15, 2022
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Nancy C
McDonough, GA34 contributions
Oct 2021
We toured this museum and this was on the best things we did on our 2 week trip on the East Coast. I was a teenager when he was President and "in love with him and the ""Camelot"" years. The photos were wonderful to see. There was a film to also watch that was about the family time and what they did at the Kennedy Compound. It was a wonderful experience and would go there again.
Written October 22, 2021
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Scoba
14 contributions
Jul 2021
If it's raining and you have nothing else to do, this may be okay. There are very little artifacts in this "museum". It's mostly a propaganda house for the Kennedy family. It is also the worst organized museum that I have every attended. There are "rooms" sectioned off, but there is no order between the rooms. There is no chronological order whatsoever and it is hard to follow. Not worth the visit unless you are already a diehard Kennedy fan and just want to reinforce your beliefs.
Written July 11, 2021
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Gary D
Lynnfield, MA39 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a lovely hour or so walk down memory lane, especially for those that lived through the Kennedy years. The museum has a great collection of photos and memorabilia of those times with good written (English) placards describing the respective display. Definitely worth the visit.
Written August 29, 2021
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Maltipoo16
New York848 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The museum is probably about 90% photo exhibits and 10% physical exhibits, which I was not expecting. The photos were magnificent though and very well put together. In addition, each section had a write up about that and one in JFK’s life and the significance of that photograph. There were also thoughtful captions on each photo. I very much enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about JFK that I hadn’t known before visiting. I would say though that it’s definitely not a museum for kids. There would not be much of interest there for them and the history probably wouldn’t keep their attention, unless they are history buffs.
Written August 21, 2021
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csserious2
Chantilly, VA737 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I was a small kid when the world grappled with the tragedy at Dallas; I was thousands of miles away in another part of the world but it surely shook the earth everywhere. President Kennedy lives through his inspiring words and the small museum, mostly built on photographic collections, is a perfect place for adults and children alike to get inspired again. Parking and rest rooms are at the back amid the city government buildings. It is definitely worth a visit when in Cape Cod if you are mesmerized by the timeless leadership of Jack Kennedy like millions of people.
Written August 1, 2021
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Rbb599
Camp Verde, AZ231 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The museum has a tribute to the Kennedy family and some historical information. Many of the pictures are cool to look at. Overall I though the museum was overpriced for its scope and size. If one is intrigued by the Kennedy family they might find the museum interesting.
Written June 11, 2021
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Steve
Morrisville, NC11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had no idea what to expect when we entered what appeared to be a rather small museum. Don’t let the outside size fool you.This was an excellent display of pictures and memorabilia. One of the best museums I’ve seen. Absolutely a terrific experience.
Written September 29, 2021
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RosieTholl
Lapeer, MI118 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a small but definitely historical, interesting museum that also included a separate room for RFK. Lots of pictures in both rooms (but no picture taking allowed) and a small gift shop. What I enjoyed was sitting and viewing the family tree of the Kennedy family starting with Joe and Rose. There's a nice statue outside and some small bronze statues inside. One that caught my eye was one of JFK with a grown JFK Jr. (remember, Jr was just a small boy in 1963), walking on sand, arm in arm, with the caption (What Might Have Been). The downside is that the public bathrooms are outside, behind the museum and just a small bit of a walk back.
Written September 22, 2021
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