What You Need to Know About the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is just one component in Cape Cod’s Kennedy Compound, a property that is still occupied by members of the prominent Kennedy family. Though you cannot tour the main property, you can learn more about one of the most beloved presidents in American history at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. And you can also stroll the Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail of the compound with informative displays about the famous family. Discover more about these Hyannis points of interest and test your JFK knowledge during your Brewster, MA, vacation!

The Hyannis Kennedy Compound is just one of many attractions you can experience during your stay on Cape Cod! The Maritime Museum in Hyannis is another popular place to explore local history. And the Hoxie House will also take you into the past when you walk through the oldest house in Cape Cod. For even more attractions, download our free Cape Cod Vacation Guide!

More About the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum provides an in-depth look at the former president by documenting his public and private time on “The Cape.” Located 10 minutes from the Kennedy Compound in Cape Cod, the museum uses interactive, multimedia exhibits to preserve his legacy. Every year, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum reveals a new exhibit to keep things fresh and exciting. Past displays include “Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mother of a President” in 2016 and “Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Brothers First” in 2015. The museum is closed from December 1st through mid-April but is open during the Cape’s peak season for you to wander and discover!

The Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail

You will travel down John F. Kennedy’s lifelong path when you experience the Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail. The trail is a self-guided walking tour through downtown Hyannis, MA, that shows significant places in the lives of all the Kennedys. The trail includes 10 sites that contain informative signs displaying little-known facts about Kennedys and Cape Cod. Have a smartphone? Download the QR scanner app on your device for links to exclusive videos and pictures of the Kennedys in Cape Cod. Explore the 1.6 miles of history in person, or take a virtual tour from your computer. The beginning of the trail is just 10 minutes from the Kennedy Compound in Cape Cod. See sights like the John F. Kennedy Memorial and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum along the route!

Stay at the Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod

Did you love seeing the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and other Kennedy monuments? Did you learn more about John F. Kennedy and his family than you expected on your day trip? Reflect on your day during the 30-minute drive back to the beautiful Candleberry Inn in Brewster, MA. Check into your luxurious room, that is fit for a president. You’ll feel like American royalty as you dine on our exquisite breakfast surrounded by stately furnishings and elegant hardwood floors. Our Georgian–styled inn preserves American history and provides the perfect home away from home.

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