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Address: 397 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3914
Phone Number: +1 508-790-3077
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The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the...

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.

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Very nice small collection

"Museum" is a big word for this picture collection. However, it is beautiful and if you are around the area, it is worth to visit. IN less than an hour, you can enjoy a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

"Museum" is a big word for this picture collection. However, it is beautiful and if you are around the area, it is worth to visit. IN less than an hour, you can enjoy a good collection of pictures (and two short movies) of JFK and the whole Kennedy family, mostly when vacationing in Hyannis. And this is nice because it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we toured this neat little museum, I was struck by how much of JFK's life I had forgotten about. This was a fun little break in our day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You should definitely visit this! It is informative and historical. Family friendly and right on Main St.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, small museum showing the Kennedy family at their compound on Cape Cod. Full of facts and photos. The piece on Rose Kennedy was especially good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in 10/28/2016 and enjoyed my visit of about an hour. The exhibits are mainly large photographs and timelines. Very educational and nostalgic. I had hoped for some more memorabilia displays, but still well worth visiting. Probably not a great place for younger children as they would likely be bored. About an hour or a little more or less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and were in the Boston area visiting our daughter and decided to drive to Cape Cod. Hyannis a town with lots of JFK history, and the JFK Museum is just amazing. $10 gets you in (there's a 62+ senior discount.) Lots of pictures, videos, and history awaits you--give yourself a good 30 minutes to go through it. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The JFK Museum is located near the Kennedy Compound, where JFK & his extended family spent the best times of their lives. An excellent historical account of the main events in his political & personal life, the many photos & videos illustrate the complexities of this Irish clan. There is not a great deal of narrative to plow through ~... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regardless of your political affiliation, it is worth the $10.00 admission. what is missing is the bad stuff very prevalent in the lives of the Kennedys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful museum along Main Street. Lots of historical information and pictures within. A must see if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though only a relatively small museum it is worth a visit. There are some interesting photographs and videos of the Kennedy family and their time on Cape Cod. The museum provides a different perspective which focuses on the family side of one of the most iconic figures in modern history.

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