This museum is located at 397 Main Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts. Our 35th President adored the sea and shores of Hyannis Port like no other place on earth. He contemplated and accepted his run for office here and reconnected with his humanity.

At the JFK Hyannis Museum you can discover why he loved the area so much as well as learn how he spent time on Cape Cod. The museum captures JFK and his family’s years spent at the family compound in Hyannis Port.

Exhibits include:

• Four main photographic exhibits that are available continually
• Special revolving exhibits on loan from the JFK Library in Boston
• Walter Cronkite hosts the video gallery, where you will witness JFK’s moments of joy, solitude, triumphs and challenges while on Cape Cod

At the JFK Hyannis Museum you will experience all dimensions of his life on Cape Cod as it was, very up close and personal. You will learn just why he was so drawn to Cape Cod.

The museum is open year round and welcomes individuals, families, and tour and school groups all from just a few steps from the Village Green on Main Street in Downtown Hyannis.

The permanent exhibit features four rooms of distinctly different aspects of the former President’s life on Cape Cod.

The special revolving exhibits are at the museum for specified periods of time. Check their events and exhibits calendar for specific information (on the John F. Kenney Hyannis Museum web site).

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is frequently selected as the venue for many events in town. Their staff can host:

• A new member’s social
• The celebration of a business milestone
• A family or class reunion
• A special birthday or anniversary

The Museum staff can accommodate:

• Your group for educational purposes or for pleasure

The video gallery, hosted by Walter Cronkite, accommodates up to thirty people. They can accommodate up to sixty people in one single tour depending upon the time available.

The Museum’s staff can also tailor a visit to the museum just for you if your group is planning a visit to the Cape. The event might include:

• A box lunch
• Wine and cheese reception
• Coffee bar
• Dessert extravaganza

Museum Hours:

• Mid-April through Memorial Day: Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.
• Memorial Day through Columbus Day: Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
• Columbus Day through end of October: Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday: Noon – 4p.m.
• November and December: Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m. -4p.m., Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.
• January: Closed
• Mid-February through mid-April: Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m. -4p.m., Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.

Admission Costs:

• Children under 10 FREE
• Children 10-17 $2.50
• Eighteen and over $5.00

All prices and hours are as of April 2008.

Source: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Online

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