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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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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I recommend everyone make it a goal to see every Presidential museum because the museums are excellent US Time capsules of American History, and the JFK Museum is no exception. Good explanation of the events at the time; Soviet missile race, communism, Bay of Pigs,...More

Thank NeilMavis
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the kids here while on Thanksgiving vacation. Library/museum is well done and covers so much history. Kids enjoyed it and the grounds and views are beautiful.

Thank Silvano1996
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have seen so many of the sights in Boston over the 20 years we have been visiting but this was the first time we have visited a presidential museum/library and it was fascinating. We spent over three hours there and could have spent longer...More

Thank 57nap
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've never been to a presidential museum/library and don't consider myself a history buff but figured it would be a fun way to spend a snowy Saturday in Boston. I wasn't wrong! I loved the history and learning more about JFK. The museum is laid...More

Thank AChampagne37
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are intrigued by anything JFK, make sure you stop at the Museum. Loved the film and the beginning of the tour. The recreation of the White House area was awesome.

Thank RealReview67
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum and Library representing J. F. K. is fantastic. So much to see and for me, relive. I was in high school when he was shot. Was assigned that week to raise and lower the schools flag. When the word was passed, I put...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

President Kennedy's election was inspirational for me created a lifetime of political interest. The last time I was in Boston it was under renovation so it was so exciting to come again. The 100 Year Anniversary of his birth is a spectacular exhibit. The orientation...More

Thank ZZMimi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had an hour or so to visit, but I highly recommend stopping by. The introductory video really good, even my teenager stayed really interested it. Really good info and museum after the video. The flag and the glass room as the end is a...More

Thank Kevin_bigelk1030
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family enjoys going to Presidential Libraries. the JFK President Museum is my favorite so far. The view is great. The exhibits are REALLY well done. Spend at least two hours!

Thank 512Okie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to 7 Presidential Museums/Libraries, and the JFK Library is very different to the others. First, the Museum is very small, occupying just the basement of the building, and exhibits are not updated regularly, if at all. Each of the other Presidential Libraries I...More

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22 September 2017|
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Response from JBG50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and this is different than almost all the other presidential libraries.
Vanessa S
7 September 2017|
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Response from shnpan | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have that discount. If you have a "Friends of the Library" Membership from any Presidential Library then you get in free.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Tzyoam | Reviewed this property |
There are no guided tours. But the "tour" begins by the showing of a 20 minute video in a theater on the main lobby. It is shown every 20 minutes, beginning on the hour. Before you go into the theater there is a short... More