John F. Kennedy Memorial

Take a moment to reflect on John F. Kennedy’s defining role in American politics, as well as his untimely death, at this poignant memorial. The John F. Kennedy Memorial is a seaside tribute to the 35th president of the United States of America. The memorial marks the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and is one of several Kennedy-related attractions in town. The small park surrounding the memorial has fantastic views of the ocean and provides a pleasant spot to walk and breathe in the salt air.

You may choose to view the John F. Kennedy Memorial as part of the Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail, a 1.6-mile (2.6-kilometer) route through Hyannis that will introduce you to some of the key sights in the town related to the Kennedys. Pick up a map from the John F. Kennedy Museum, the trail’s starting point.  Parking is available at the nearby Veterans Beach for a fee.

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Legacy Trail in Hyannis, MA

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis. At each of the 10 sites, a sign with links to more information uncovers the history of the area with stories about the legacy of the Kennedys on Cape Cod.

Park your car and bring your walking shoes, cameras, and smart phones!  Download a map or pick up a printed map at the JFK Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street in Hyannis.  Free parking is available all along Main Street and at the large public lots behind the museum and at 28 North Street, Hyannis.

The entire trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order. Inquire at the museum about narrated tours with a guide during the summer months or check the museum event calendar here.