Tour The Trail!

Whether walking the trail in person or exploring the stops along our virtual tour, the rich history of the Kennedy Legacy Trail is yours to discover!

About The Trail

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis. At each of the 10 sites, a sign with links to more information uncovers the history of the area with stories about the legacy of the Kennedys on Cape Cod.

Park your car and bring your walking shoes, cameras, and smart phones! Download a map, or pick up a printed map at the JFK Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street in Hyannis. Free parking is available all along Main Street and at the large public lots behind the museum and at 28 North Street, Hyannis.

The entire trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order. Inquire at the museum about narrated tours with a guide during the summer months, or check the museum event calendar here.

Woman Scans Info QR Code at Trail Stop

Take The Tour Online

If you can’t visit the sites in Hyannis in person, you can learn about the Kennedy’s rich history in Hyannis here, on line. The information available at each of the 10 Kennedy legacy sites can be accessed to the right.

Find out where President-elect Kennedy gave his acceptance speech in Hyannis and see the video of his address! Watch Ted Kennedy speak about his love for the sea and connection to sailing in downtown Hyannis, and learn about the Kennedy Compound. Click each stop to the right to learn information about the Kennedys on the Cape.