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Rent a car Cape Cod and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
John F. Kennedy loved to travel to the Hyannis area to relax and regroup. The sea inspired the President like no other place - it inspired him to run for public office. When you visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum with your rent a car Cape Cod, you can learn about the time he spent in Cape Cod and why he loved it so much.
Explore the house
The museum is located in the former Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port. There are photographic exhibits that are here on a permanent basis, as well as rotating ones that are on loan from the JFK Library in Boston. There are over 80 pictures that cover the years from 1934 to 1963, arranged to reflect the different themes in Kennedy’s life. There is also a video gallery hosted by Walter Cronkite with some video footage of Kennedy’s time spent there. When you visit with your rent a car Cape Cod, you will learn a lot about the personal life of this president.
Plan your visit
The museum has different hours depending on the time of the year that you visit. From mid-April through Memorial Day, they are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through the end of October, they are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. In November and December, they are open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. They are closed in January. When you visit with your rent a car Cape Cod, admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for teens 10-17, and free for kids under 10.
Get to know the area
Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in Barnstable, MA on Cape Cod. When you visit with your rent a car Cape Cod, you will find yourself in the “Capital of the Cape”. This is a tourist destination for Cape Cod and the primary ferry destination to the island. There is also ferry access to Martha’s Vineyard from here and a large amount of recreational boating in the area. There is also an excellent golf course nearby if you would like to hit the links.
Take a trip to Martha’s Vineyard
While you are in Hyannis Port with your rent a car Cape Cod, you may want to hop on a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. This is primarily a summer colony, and only accessible by boat and air. It is also well-known because it is where Jaws was filmed in the 1970s. It was also the summer home of the Clintons during the presidency, as well as where there was a small plane crash involving John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife in the 1990s.
When you visit he John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum with your rent a car Cape Cod, you will learn about the side of him that wanted to relax with friends and family along the sea.