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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
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice presidential library. Also in a lovely setting. Unfortunately we were there on a pretty cold and rainy day, but I'm sure on a nice day the grounds are very lovely to walk around. The one down thing I have to say about it...More

Thank ColoTravellers
Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided at the last minute to visit this museum. Very glad we did. Exceptional experience but tragic in it's own way. Highly recommended.

Thank 90dasher
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you will remember October 22, 1963 for the rest of your life you must come here. John Kennedy set the standard for people of my age. Youthful idealism began and sadly died with Jack and Jackie for many of us. Well done. Avoids his...More

Thank paxnrth
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time visiting the Boston area and went here for a dinner given by my husband's company. We both enjoyed all the exhibits and learning much more about such a great president. They even incorporate items belonging to Jackie Kennedy, as well as, Bobby Kennedy....More

Thank BluefieldsGal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed this museum. Easy to get to with a train ride and free shuttle bus. It was clean and well-laid out. It was great to see footage of actual JFK speeches. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Dorothy314
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view and the walking path which starts infront of the museum is so beautiful and peaceful. One of the places I like most in Boston. If you go the museum you can also visit UMass Boston which is right next to it.

Thank Oylum T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see at the JFK Presidential Library: beautiful location on Columbia Point, countless videos with actual footage of family memories, interviews with journalists, political competitors, and key initiatives that defined his Administration. What’s crazy is it’s been 100 years since JFK...More

Thank judyehans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting a guided tour and it was so interesting. The gal giving the tour really knew the history of the Kennedy family. Their were so many personal things we never really knew about them. Each room has a story and exhibits of clothing, letters,...More

Thank lovethecaribbean23
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy train journey took us there where a bus met us and delivered us right to,the door of,the Library. Such a beautiful setting too. Not very busy as we were "out of season" so easy to walk round leisurely and take it all in....More

Thank thedaphneholmes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the whole museum. It was very interesting. The story was placed in a great order. Very simple to follow along the time line. The staff was very nice. I think about three hours will give you enough time to see everything. It...More

Thank Sue H
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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