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John F. Kennedy Memorial

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Address: Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: 508 362 9484
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Beautiful area

Just a lovely area for a memorial. It is right next to a park and small beach. One could kill a few hours here with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah M
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Brookline, MA
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving, elegantly-simple memorial, with eternal light depicted as a fountain. Contemplative area overlooking harbor. Non-profit gift shop on site helps local students with their education.

Thank deborah_sangabriel
Davenport, Iowa
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous view of the Port and a beautiful little park. However, it felt more of a drive-by location. The memorial is touching, and luckily, I am very sentimental about Kennedy history, but if you aren't, it's best to use this as a "drive by" stop.

Thank MMM1988
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great memorial that provides a solemn remembrance of JFK. Memorial is constructed to provide quiet time and a place able to relax and think. Great location with close proximity to beach.

Thank MaineiacGermany
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was pointed out to us by the tour guide on the Harbor Cruise. I'm so glad we stopped. It's a lovely little park overlooking the ocean. The memorial is somber but inspiring. Parking is free for the Memorial, but don't try to use it for beach parking, they will tow. Really a nice quick stop l.

Thank AHSinMA
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a lovely area for a memorial. It is right next to a park and small beach. One could kill a few hours here with kids.

Thank Deborah M
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed learning the history of JFK in this museum...great exhibit of how much in love he was with being home in Hyannis. Great experience!

Thank Dianna R
Port Washington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of the Hyannis Harbor is what drew JFK to this spot to think and feel the elements of earth, air and water. It is a peaceful place with a memorial in the middle. A war veteran is always around to answer questions and aid in understanding the meaning of the location. There is a nice public beach and... More 

Thank doctorc16
New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an impressive memorial to Kennedy. The flowers surrounding the fountain were very pretty. Other than that, there wasn't much to see right around that area.

Thank Linda C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice memorial to JFK in a lovely setting. It was smaller than I expected but there is also a Korean War Memorial next to it as well. This is all in the Veteran's Memorial Park that is right by the Veteran's beach so other things to do. Would recommend visiting

Thank Tracy166
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful memorial in a beautiful area. Love the fountain and the view of the water with all the boats! Very peaceful.

Thank amis28

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