Night view of the Boston skyline.
Authors: Marco & Angelo

Authors: Marco & Angelo

We own the Candleberry Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast in central Cape Cod. We're glad to share our recommendations on all the great things to explore throughout Cape Cod.

You Need to Visit the JFK Museum. Here’s Why!

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    Massachusetts is a state steeped in history. From the Mayflower to the American Revolution and beyond, our state has everything a United States history buff could ask for! If you’re interested in the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, be sure to visit the JFK Museum in Boston. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum details the former president’s life with exhibits, artifacts, and more! 

    When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request a copy of our exclusive Cape Cod Vacation Guide. This resource is available for free and contains everything you need to plan an unforgettable trip to Cape Cod!

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    Your Guide to Visiting the JFK Museum 

    Permanent Exhibits

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum boasts a dozen permanent exhibits that showcase different times of the former president’s life. From his time as a young boy to the leader of the United States, this museum is a gold mine for lesser-known information on JFK. 

    Unfortunately, the most iconic image of the former president for most Americans is his assassination. John F. Kennedy was riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, before he was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Instead of focusing on JFK’s assassination, this museum focuses its exhibits and artifacts on the legacy of his life and the impact he had across the nation. You can read more about the JFK assassination online in the museum’s library archives.

    Museum Artifacts 

    The JFK Museum in Boston is home to several artifacts from the former president’s life. These include gifts from the head of state, handmade and heartfelt artifacts, sculptures and paintings, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s clothing. These physical artifacts shed light on JFK’s life. The museum also showcases his personal memorabilia, which is a window into what was interesting and important to him. 

    Discover More Museums on Cape Cod

    Can’t get enough of what the JFK Museum in Boston has to offer? The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum located just a short drive away from our Inn details the former president’s time on the Cape. This Cape Cod museum is open seasonally, so be sure to check out the hours and admission details before your trip!

    Stay at the Historic Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod

    Bed view of the Copeland Room at Candleberry Inn.

    Take a road trip to the Cape after you visit the JFK Museum. For Massachusetts visitors, this allows you to see some of the best parts of our state in one fell swoop. A Boston to Brewster road trip only takes about an hour and a half, so you can be relaxing on the Cape in no time. 

    Stay at the most fabulous Brewster bed and breakfast when you make a reservation at Candleberry Inn. Our historic Inn on Route 6A in Cape Cod boasts charming guest rooms, first-class amenities, daily gourmet breakfast, and a prime location in the center of the Cape.

    Consider a stay in the Copeland Room! This room is named for the building’s original resident, Senator George Copeland. This historic guest room features a queen-size bed, first-level access, original wide-plank wood floors, and a small private bathroom.

    Check our availability to start planning your trip to Cape Cod!

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