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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members. The striking, I.M. Pei-designed building overlooks the water and the Boston skyline.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

JFK was a President of my ERA and to relive a part of my past and also learn new things of interest was a valuable experience. Take your car or Uber to get to it. The "T" isn't worth the time.

Thank Ajaydi
Reviewed 2 days ago

As inspiring as ever. The tour through JFK's life, the replicas of his desk and the White House hallway, Jackie's things, the notes, the tapes of his news conferences, and all the photographs brought back very fond memories of "the Camelot years". That last hallway...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum use to be a favorite stop when I would go to Boston. I hadn't been to the Library for at least 8 years, and I heard the papers of Ernest Hemmingway were a special exhibit at the...More

1  Thank northdallaswoman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hop on the transit, and there will be free busses to take you to the museum/library. This place is AMAZING. I learned so much about JFK, his experience in the white house, and his road TO the white house. I'm making it a bucket list...More

Thank Shauna W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with our family and enjoyed this stop from beginning to end. Very reasonably price, extremely educational and had a beautiful view of the harbor.

Thank rollinghillsangus
Reviewed 3 days ago

My mom dragged me to this museum. I was born on the day JFK was assassinated, so I'm a bit obsessed with our 35th President - and I was a bit reluctant to see more about his death. However, I was incredibly impressed with this...More

Thank Patti A
Reviewed 3 days ago

John F. Kennedy was one of the great orators of our time. He is proof that words matter. The museum is exceptionally well done and a wonderful tribute to him and his contributions to our country. The many video clips were so inspiring. I loved...More

Thank Tissie E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful museum in pristine condition. Many tourist sites are worn and dated but this place looks as if it opened last week. Very well done with interesting historical details.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is really easy to get to on the T. The Red Line to the station and a No 2 free Shuttle bus to the library. The museum has all the exhibits, video footage, and items well set out. It is an inspiring place about...More

1  Thank bigkahoona6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. I didn't know more than the average British person about JFK and his life and family but I loved it! Everything was so well done and interesting. They layout and media usage was fantastic. Lots of great little films and snippets...More

1  Thank CCBB2001
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1 July 2017|
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Response from dogdoc2001 | Reviewed this property |
Update - we were able to make it back and SO glad because it was absolutely fantastic. The staff was extremely helpful and made it work to honor our Boston GO passe even though they had expired by the time we were able to... More
Kevin H
16 June 2017|
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Response from Lori R | Reviewed this property |
It mostly talks about his life, Presidency and accomplishments. If you want to learn more on his assassination, go to the 6th Street Museum in Dallas. It tells the whole story and gives a great history lesson.
Peggy O
14 May 2017|
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Response from Canberra_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in and pay with cash or credit card.