JFK’s Cape Cod story lives on at the JFK Hyannis Museum

Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to learn about the legacy of President Kennedy and his deep connection to Cape Cod where he enjoyed special days with family and friends. The Cape was the one place he could relax and feel at home, even while bearing the weight of the world. Learn why Hyannis Port was considered the “heart and home” of the Kennedys then and now. Step into the unforgettable Summer White House days of the 1960s when a beloved President and his family brought joy and hope to the nation.

December 7  – April 13th: Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last ticket sold at 3:15 p.m.
Holiday week December 26-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Members are always free.

Presidential Summers: The Kennedys on Cape Cod
For JFK weekends on Cape Cod meant renewal, inspiration and fun family times. See archival video, special family images, fascinating artifacts and more at this new long-term exhibit. Exhibit Highlights: Kennedy Compound, To Wake as President, Sailing the Victura and more.

John F. Kennedy’s Rocking Chair, ca. 1962
The JFK Hyannis Museum is honored to be the temporary home of President Kennedy’s Rocker during the renovation of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. In 1962 President Kennedy gave one of his iconic Kennedy Rockers to the Waldorf Astoria to find its pride of place in the presidential suite.

RFK: Ripple of Hope:
The return of a special exhibit to commemorate the life and legacy of Robert Kennedy. The exhibit begins with RFK’s early years in the Kennedy family, including rarely seen images of his time on Cape Cod, 45 images and excerpts from RFK’s speeches, and an eight-minute video narrated by Kathleen Kennedy and former Congressman Joe Kennedy III.

Your support is vital to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Without it, we could not accomplish our mission – to preserve and promote the legacy of President Kennedy, his family and their deep connection to Cape Cod.  Your gift celebrates this legacy through engaging museum exhibits, dynamic cultural programming and modernization to ensure the Museum remains relevant and sustainable for today and generations.

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Your membership will help support President Kennedy’s legacy and the ongoing development of this dynamic museum. Each and every dollar of support we receive goes directly to support the museum and the direct expenses associated with our maintenance and mission. Join the ranks of those who are passionate not only about preserving an incredibly important piece of local history, but also those who help shape the museum now and in the future.

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Museum News

JFK Hyannis Museum Bestows Leadership Award Upon Dorothy A. Saverese.

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation has announced that Dorothy A. Savarese, retired CEO of Cape Cod Five has received the 2023 JFK Hyannis Museum Founders Community Leadership Award.

Created in 2015 to recognize outstanding examples of leadership in the inspiration of others, in the advancement of the civic and economic well-being of Cape Cod, the award will be conferred upon Savarese at a reception at the JFK Hyannis Museum on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

“Starting as a commercial lending officer Savarese rose through the ranks to become president and chief executive officer of Cape Cod Five, an

Thank You MCC & Cape Cod Legislators!

The JFK Hyannis Museum has received a grant of $2,500 from the Mass Cultural Council through its Projects Program. Specifically, the grant will support a program begun last year and returning in 2023, called Walks with a Purpose.

We are grateful that funds for the Projects Program was made possible through the support of the state legislature.

“The Cape and Islands’ arts and cultural institutions are not just nice to have, they are central to our lifeblood and economy,’ said State Senator Julian Cyr, pictured at the grant ceremony. ‘This grant will support the JFK Hyannis Museum’s Walks with


Changing HERSTORY – Recently, the leadership of the Cape Cod Community Foundation spoke at the JFK Hyannis Museum about a new initiative to build a community of support and deepening investments in women and girls in our community. The foundation’s Women and Girls Fund has a simple vision: to change lives. We are sharing this information with our museum members and friends with the hope that you will take a moment to learn more here and download the brochure below.


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