The Kennedy's in Hyannis
In 1928, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy & Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. purchased their Hyannis Port summer home, now known as the Kennedy Compound.
Located on the shore, less than three miles from Main Street Hyannis, it served as a getaway for the Kennedy family, including U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and U.S. Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy.
Because of the Kennedy Compound’s proximity to Main Street, many significant Kennedy events occurred in downtown Hyannis. The 1.6 mile Kennedy Legacy Trail explores the family’s rich history on Cape Cod, with stops at 10 important Kennedy sites in Hyannis.