Free Friday: Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail, Cape Cod MA

A FREE thing to do in Hyannis, Massachusetts is the Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail. It is a self-guided walking tour of sites that are important to the Kennedy’s. A map is available for download online at The tour takes about 1 1/2 hours. Informational signs describe the significance of each stop.

Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail

1. JFK Museum, 397 Main Street, Hyannis

There’s a fee to get inside the museum. We decided to move on to Stop 2 without going in.

2. Main Street Hyannis, Corner of Main and Pear Streets 

3. Roses for Rose Kennedy, 46 Pearl Street

4. St. Francis Xavier Church, 347 South Street

5. Hyannis Armory, 225 South Street 

6. Establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore, Aselton Park, 135 South Street 

7. Peace Corps Memorial, Aselton Park, Ocean Street 

8. Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Aselton Park, Ocean Street 

9. Hyannis Harbor, Bismore Park, 180 Ocean Street 

10. JFK Memorial at Veteran’s Beach, 670 Ocean Street 

It was a pretty good exercise doing this tour, but we drove to the Maritime Museum and checked out stops 6 to 7 on foot, then drove to stops 9 and 10. Stop 10 is 20-minutes walk from stop 9. My favorite stops on this tour are Aselton Park, Bismore Park, and Veteran’s Beach. They offer the best views!

Aselton Park

Hyannis Harbor

Veteran’s Beach


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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