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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.


Bela G Q

Friday, May 25, 2018
Very informative, warm and extremely knowledgeable staff that will walk you through history and The Kennedy family. It’s small, very visual with great photography. I’ve been there lots of times and always interesting.

Naomi Everett

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Great start very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is small but has tons of pictures and information on three generations of Kennedys starting with Joseph Kennedy Senior. Also lots of great gift ideas.

Chris C

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Not what I expected. Great information, loved all the photos, but that was 85 percent of the museum. For this being his home town I expected more then a photo documentry. Very few artifacts, or personal anything of the family.

Shari Noon

Sunday, May 6, 2018
We are so glad we stopped here. Great parking, easy to find too. Celebrating his 100 birthday and so much to see in museum. Give yourself time. Small fee to enter and a gift shop with many momentos. We also got postage stamps commerating 100 yrs. Gave our 8 & 12 yr old grandsons books and post cards to put away.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Super busy and small. Important place to go in these times. Decent walk through history of Kennedy family. Parking is a mess. Worth the hustle once or twice. Area eateries for family or couples.

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