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John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

397 Main Street


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.

Kennedy was a man of vigor, vision, hope and faith in America. He inspired a generation. He was our 35th President and our neighbor. We hope you enjoy this glimpse at the life of John Kennedy on Cape Cod. We all share his love of our special place on earth.


Ruth Peabody

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the JFK Museum in Hyannis MA. He was President during my preteen years and the museum brought back memories of the greatest President in my lifetime. He accomplished amazing thing in his short time in office. The pictures of JFK and his family are beautiful.

Sara Durkacs

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

JFK’s history organized in each room by the years leading up to his assassination, beginning with the marriage of his parents—Rose Fitzgerald & Joseph P. Kennedy. Great pictures of his life in Hyannis. Includes a intro video. Restrooms are located in a separate building.

James Tuttle

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Well worth the trip to see the 10th Anniversary of JFK'S BIRTH.

Regina Huni

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Make you realize what a great humanitarian he was. Great place for kids and adults. The good ole days of U.S. government.

Gordon Fadie

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

It's a nice little distraction with a lot of Kennedy family facts and photos. There are 5 or 6 rooms; each covering a different period in JFK's life. The events are told in pictures, each with a paragraph or two for you to read, or a simple description. Not much in the way of interaction besides a short 7 minute film and a loop of JFK's inauguration speech. It's self-paced and interesting, but after a while you kinda get tired of reading. There's a gift shop on the way out.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media