Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail

5. Location of Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

John F. Kennedy accepted the 35th presidential nomination in this building, the Hyannis Armory. After JFK and wife Jacqueline voted in Boston, they flew to Cape Cod to await the election results at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. When it was announced that Richard Nixon conceded, the family formed a cavalcade and rode down to the Hyannis Armory, where Kennedy delivered his acceptance speech.

Dial 508-244-4840 & Press:

28 for info on the Hyannis Armory

29 for excerpt from JFK’s Acceptance Speech

President-elect John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline standing at the podium inside the Hyannis Armory, November 9, 1960.