GEORGETOWN HISTORY

Self-Guided Kennedy Walking Tour

Throughout Georgetown

Tags: Cultural

Retrace the Kennedys’ journeys through their happiest and most tragic times. Relive the memories of one of America’s most iconic couples. Individually and as a couple, John and Jacqueline chose Georgetown as their home time and again.  JFK live here as teh newly-elected Massachusetts Congressman, when he met, courted and married Jacqueline Bouvier, and during his presidential election. She lived here as a new bride, and again after the tragic death of her husband.

Including a stop for lunch or shopping on the Kennedys' beloved Wisconsin Avenue, the tour won't take more than a couple of pleasant hours. All the homes in which they lived and the church where they worshiped are on these quaint and historic streets. Enjoy the trip while enjoying your own memories of one of America's most brilliant couples.

3260 N Street, 1951-53 JFK rented this home while running for
senate, and met Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party.

3307 N Street, 1957-61 John and Jackie lived here during the 1960
Presidential campaign.

3513 N Street, Holy Trinity Church The Kennedys often worshiped
here throughout their tenure in Georgetown.

1400 34th Street, 1949-51 John shared this home with his sister,
Eunice Kennedy, before she married Sargent Shriver.

3271 P Street, 1953 Wedding plans were made here after John
proposed to Jackie through a telegram.

3321 Dent Place, 1954 The new senator and his bride lived here until
back surgery forced him to move back to Massachusetts.

1528 31st Street, 1946-49 JFK began presidential plans while living
here during his senate terms from 1946-49.

2808 P Street, 1957 After releasing his book Profiles in Courage JFK
developed his presidential campaign from this residence.

3038 N Street, 1963 This 14-room mansion is where Mrs. Kennedy
mourned after the president’s assassination.

3017 N Street, 1964 This house is the final Kennedy home in
Georgetown. Security issues forced Jackie to leave after her
husband’s death.

PRIVACY NOTE: The homes on this walking tour are private residences. Enjoy the tour from the sidewalks and rights-of-way, but please do respect the privacy of the current owners.
 

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