Our next journey was to the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site where JFK was born. The President’s birthplace/childhood home in Brookline remains in tip-top shape thanks to NPS rangers who took us on a tour where JFK and his family lived until 1920 until they moved to a larger home.
The home was restored by JFK’s mother Rose Kennedy from 1966 to 1969. She donated the home to the National Park Service in 1967 as a memorial to her son and the inside paints a picture of a family living in America from 1914-1920.
Standouts in the house include Rose Kennedy’s original piano in the parlor, the master bedroom where JFK, Rosemary and Kathleen Kennedy were born and the dining room where Rose Kennedy’s original china remains.
Everybody likes JFK, right? Make your grandma who still has his picture hanging up in her dining room proud and visit if you’re ever in Boston.