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Hammersmith Farm, Newport, Rhode Island - Jackie's childhood home.

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Hammersmith Farm is a Victorian mansion and surrounding property located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States and was the childhood home to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The property hosted the wedding reception of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. During his presidency, Kennedy spent enough time at Hammersmith Farm that it was referred to as the "Summer White House."

New England Travels: Hammersmith Farm

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For four generations, the Auchincloss family has lived on Hammersmith Farm, Newport's first & last operating farm. Purchased by John W. Auchincloss in 1887, the ninety-plus-acre property was propelledinto public awareness when in 1953 Jacqueline Bouvier & Senator John F. Kennedy held their wedding reception on the estate owned by Jackie's stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr. & Jackie's mother, Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss.

Hammersmith Farm was the large estate of the Auchincloss Family. Today, the estate is owned by a different family than the Auchinclosss, although they still own most of the outbuildings, including The Windmill, The Castle and The Palace.

Golden Newport : November 2012

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Hammersmith Farm hosted Jackie and John Kennedy's wedding reception and was the "Summer White House" during Kennedy's presidency. The boat house was featured in the film "The Great Gatsby."

RV Travels with Ed and Camille: Newport, Rhode Island

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Janet Auchincloss and her stepson Hugh D Auchincloss III downsized from the Auchincloss estate 'Hammersmith Farm', the last working farm in Newport, and moved into the small 'Windmill' along the ocean front of the property. 'The Windmill' was designed by Janet's daughter, Jackie Kennedy.

Sep 12, 1953: JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier More than 750 guests attended the ceremony presided over by Boston Archbishop Richard Cushing and featuring Boston tenor Luigi Vena, who sang "Ave Maria." A crowd of 3,000 onlookers waited outside the church for a glimpse of the newlyweds, who were taken by motorcycle escort to their wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm, an estate overlooking Naragansett Bay. Kennedy was elected the 35th president of the United States seven years later.

Hammersmith Farm, Rhode Island. Childhood home of Jackie Kennedy and site of her wedding reception.

For four generations, the Auchincloss family has lived on Hammersmith Farm, Newport's first & last operating farm. Purchased by John W. Auchincloss in 1887, the ninety-plus-acre property was propelledinto public awareness when in 1953 Jacqueline Bouvier & Senator John F. Kennedy held their wedding reception on the estate owned by Jackie's stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr. & Jackie's mother, Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss.

Yusha Auchincloss at The Castle at Hammersmith Farm. Yusha was a groomsman at the wedding of his stepsister Jackie Bouvier to John F. Kennedy. Photo: Nick Mele.

Hammersmith Farm was the large estate of the Auchincloss Family. Today, the estate is owned by a different family than the Auchinclosss, although they still own most of the outbuildings, including The Windmill, The Castle and The Palace.

Hammersmith Farm was built in 1887 for John W. Auchincloss, by architect Robert H. Robertson. Auchincloss, as it would turn out, was the the great-grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy’s stepfather, Hugh D. Auchincloss; and Hammersmith Farm was Jacqueline Kennedy’s childhood home. It was later the location of the Kennedy’s wedding reception and their summer house while JFK was President.

Wedding Reception at Hammersmith Farm

Jacqueline Bouvier and then Congressman John Kennedy were married on September 12, 1953, at Newport, Rhode Island. The wedding was considered the social event of the season with an estimated 700 guests at the ceremony and 900 at the lavish reception that followed at Hammersmith Farm.

Hammersmith Farm, New Port, Rhode Island. Was lucky enough to tour the home and grounds!

Hammersmith Farm, Newport, Rhode Island - Jackie's childhood home. Jackie is shown with her mother and her daughter.

["Hammersmith Farm," Hugh Dudley Auchincloss house, Harrison Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. (LOC)

Jackie's childhood bedroom at Hammersmith Farm, in Newport, Rhode Island. Of COURSE it is! Beautiful!