The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum exists to preserve and promote the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. As stewards of this civic memory, the Museum presents distinctive exhibits, expanding collections, and dynamic educational and cultural programs centered on nonpartisan themes of civic engagement, public service, and JFK era American and world history.
JFK is one of the most memorable world leaders in modern history. Today, his ideals about civil rights, public service, and civic-mindedness remain important, compelling, and relevant. JFK continues to be an icon of American ideology that still resonates with the global community and with audiences of all ages. Cape Cod played a significant role in JFK’s family life and presidency. Some of the most historical and memorable events in the U.S. and world history played out in our community – on the ocean shores and in the neighborhoods of Cape Cod.
This local history is represented in the exhibits and programs of the Museum, making it a major attraction on Cape Cod, with an average attendance of 70,000 people, 20% of whom are international visitors.