Kennedy Homestead

The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants.
The Kennedy Homestead, a unique cultural museum is dedicated to “the Kennedys who went away and the Kennedys who stayed behind” and plays a vital part in the continued preservation of the Kennedy legacy in Ireland.
The curators of the Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre, using the Kennedy Library archival collection in Boston, have created a state of the art interpretative exhibit which explores the circumstances of Patrick Kennedy’s departure from Ireland in1848 and pieces together the story of the most famous Irish–American family through the 20th century to the present day.
President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963 was a pivotal moment in Irish history and one that ignited the spirit of the nation.A key point of the President’s trip was when he visited the Family Homestead at Dunganstown to have tea with his Irish cousins.
The President’s 1963 visit is commemorated as a key feature in the Kennedy Homestead and visitors can relive the sounds and scenes of that iconic day.Kennedy himself referred to his Irish visit as “the best four days of my life”.


Adults: €8.00
Seniors: €7.00
Students: €6.00Under 4 years: FREEFamily (2 adults & 1 child under 12): €20.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 12): €22.00
Family (2 adults & 3 Children under 12): €25.00
Group rates are abailable upon: on request
From 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
Last admission 5.00pm
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