JFK’s Legacy Comes Alive 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 many summers 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. Step into the unforgettable Hyannis Port days of the 1960’s when a beloved President and his family brought joy and hope to a nation.

September: Monday -Friday 9am-5pm, last tickets sold at 4pm.


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.

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
features intimate, behind-the-scenes images of John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John, taken by Kennedy’s personal photographer.

JFK at 100: Life & Legacy
An inspirational journey through various periods of Kennedy’s life, the exhibit features 80 plus photographs, text panels, video and artifacts and celebrates the centennial anniversary of the late president with a focus on the years he spent in the place he loved and called home: Cape Cod.

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events at the John F Kennedy Museum in Hyannis

Free September Lecture Series

Don Broderick

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Michael Kryzanek

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Museum News

JFK Diary Among Rarities Heading to Auction

Boston — RR Auction is proud to present Remarkable Rarities—a live auction hosted in Boston, MA on September 25th. The premier annual auction event features only the best of the best—a small, curated selection of the most elite items we will offer for sale all year.

Highlights include; JFK’s diary from the summer of 1945. Towards the close of the war in 1945, Ambassador Joseph Kennedy arranged for his 28-year-old son, Jack, to work for Hearst

JFK’s Famous Rocking Chair Calling Cape Cod Home

HYANNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A rocking chair that could be one of the most famous in the world, can now be found on Cape Cod.

President John F. Kennedy’s famous rocking chair will call Hyannis home for the next two years. The chair is on display at the JFK Hyannis Museum until 2023 after previously being kept in New York.

For over a half-century, the chair called the Waldorf Astoria New York’s Presidential

A Candid Moment with America’s Most Famous Family – Revisiting the Kennedys’ final summer together.

It is a typical snapshot of a family on vacation: father, mother, daughter, son and their dogs on the patio in the August sun. Less typical are their roles: President, First Lady, First Family. The scene’s placidity belies what had already been a tumultuous summer.

The Kennedy administration kicked off the season with its move on June 11 to deputize federal marshals to ensure admission of two Black students to the University of Alabama, against threats

Ryan Murphy’s New Show Will Cover the Love Story of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy

Famed ’90s couple John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy are the newest cultural icons to get the Ryan Murphy treatment.

FX announced yesterday that it is developing two new series with the American Horror Story creator, ahead of the premiere of Impeachment: American Crime Story. Per Deadline, the two new limited anthology series will expand Murphy’s American Story banner, which has covered sensational cultural moments throughout history, including the

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