In 1966, Rose Kennedy, the President's mother returned to her family's first home and birthplace of John F. Kennedy with the intention of sharing the values and expectations she believed defined her children's early years. Today, visitors travel back in time through Mrs. Kennedy's memories to understand the Kennedy family's early years and how she helped Americans memorialize John Kennedy.
Public Transportation The MBTA offers trolley service to Brookline on the Green Line. Take the "C" Cleveland Circle trolley to Coolidge Corner; walk four blocks north along Harvard Street, turn right onto Beals Street, and continue to #83. The MBTA also offers bus service to Brookline. MBTA route 66 travels from Harvard Square to Coolidge Corner, stopping just one block from John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS at the corner of Williams and Harvard Streets. I-90/ Massachusetts Turnpike: Take exit 18 Allston/Brighton (eastbound), OR exit 20 Brighton/Cambridge (westbound), use the Allston/Brighton exit ramp, merge onto Cambridge Street, and proceed approximately one mile. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Harvard Street and proceed for about one mile. Turn left onto Beals Street.I-95: Exit 20 and follow Route 9E/Boylston Street for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Harvard Street. Follow Harvard Street for one mile, turn right onto Beals Street.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site 83 Beals Street
Brookline, MA 2446
NPS - National Park Service