The 35th president's birthplace is a modest 1909 house in a quiet residential neighborhood. The president's mother, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, collected many of the items on display and helped with the restoration; the current configuration is her recollection of the house's appearance around 1917, when "Jack," her second child, was born. The tour, led by a National Park Service ranger, explores the future president's formative years. If you miss the last guided tour, ask about the self-guided option, which is available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. Ranger-led walking tours of the neighborhood take place several times each weekend.