Sign mentioning Rose Kennedy.

Birthplace of the Kennedys' Mom

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Boston, Massachusetts

A small plaque, mounted next to a pair of weathered green doors, marks the North End birthplace of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. At the time she was born (1890), it was a fashionable address across the street from the Massachusetts governor's mansion. Her dad was Boston's "Irish governor," John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, a future ward boss and mayor of the city. Rose spent most of her life being overshadowed by her father, then her husband, then her sons.

Rose Kennedy lived to be 104, outlasting not only four of her adult children (including JFK and Bobby) but several of her grandchildren as well.

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Birthplace of the Kennedys' Mom

Address:
4 Garden Court St., Boston, MA
Directions:
On the east side of Garden Court St., a little one-way alley between Prince and Fleet Sts. Private residence, no tours, but a historical plaque is mounted to the right of the building's two weathered green doors.
Admission:
Free
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