John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

Take a walk through the wonderful John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and you’ll understand why this area of the coast was so near and dear to the President.

It was here in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod that President Kennedy developed his love of the sea, and where he enjoyed so many memorable days with family and friends. It was also here where he would come to get away from the strains of the presidency, relax and feel rejuvenated.

Jack and Bobby-Brothers First Exhibit 2015 031Visitors to the JFK Hyannis Museum can learn about the President’s days on the Cape through a multimedia exhibit featuring photographs spanning the years from 1934 to 1963. In addition, there is a wonderful video highlighting his experiences, narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Be sure to visit the museum’s very special 2016 exhibition, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mother of a President. The matriarch of the Kennedy political dynasty made Hyannis Port her permanent home for many years. With the use of her own photographs, the exhibit tell the story of this strong, creative, intelligent, devoted, and above all a woman of great faith.

Not surprisingly, the museum is one of the Cape Cod’s top attractions, drawing more than 61,000 visitors from mid-April through December, 2015.

JFK Hyannis Museum
397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Hours:
April 13, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

November 1, 2016 – November 29, 2016
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed December 1, 2016 to Mid-April, 2017

Admission:
$10/adults 18 and over, $5, children 8-17, $7/seniors 62 and older, students with ID/$5

The Museum often has interesting lectures, and this summer is hosting one by Dr Sergei Kruschchev, son of the former Soviet Premier.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:30 – 7:30 p.m./Free

There’s a wealth of history and things to do here on the Cape. Come stay with us at the B&B and you’ll be in the heart of it all!

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY HYANNIS MUSEUM

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