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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
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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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Reviewed yesterday

Terrific insight into JFK. UMass campus is not really easy to get to. But the setting is super - right on the water.

Thank Prof01
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful vista the boston harbor view is spectacular The exhibit is so informative , it would be a shame to miss it. They have many events you can sign up for in advance to help you understand our goverment

Thank hinly
Reviewed 2 days ago

We only had a few hours in Boston before catching our cruise, so we decided to take a couple of hours to walk through the museum. It is situated on the water, so has a nice nice. And, in the summer they have JFK's sailboat...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been a couple of times but didn't really see much about JFK or his life. Gift shops and a restaurant but won't go back.

Thank Patti N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The library is built on the water and was designed by Pei. The design is beautiful. The exhibits are very interesting and really capture JFK's spirit and accomplishments. It is beautifully laid out and keeps your interest. I really liked all of the momentos that...More

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in knowing the story behind one the most popular President of the USA history, don't miss this place. It shows a little bit of his biography, and you can also find some interesting stuff, such as the boat he used to...More

Thank Carlos_Maciel_16641
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful place for anyone who enjoys politics and history. I liked the initial movie which sets the stage and then you are thrust into a show on the 1960 democratic convention. In general, the museum puts JFK in a positive light, glossing...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Riding the redline out to U of Mass was easy and the free shuttle to the museum runs regularly. The museum is a beautiful piece of architecture with commanding views looking down Boston Harbour. The displays and presentations of JFK history were arranged around family/early...More

Thank Pmcnich
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has been on my bucket list for a long time to visit the JFK Library and this was the perfect time as they celebrate his 100th birthday. I could have stayed 2 days to watch all of the videos. Everything was wonderful, historical, and...More

1  Thank gatormom04
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not American and was a child at the time of JFK's assassination so no reason why this library / museum should have been of any real interest to me, yet I found it to be a truly amazing and moving experience. Lovely airy...More

1  Thank Barbara1407
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Kevin H
Why does the museum not include much information about John F. Kennedy's Assassination?
16 June 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I think the focus is intentionally on his life and his accomplishments.
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Peggy O
We are traveling to Boston in early June. Do we need to buy admission tickets to the JFL Presidential Museum & Library before hand or can we just buy them at the door?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Canberra_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in and pay with cash or credit card.
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Mara G
How much time should we allow for a visit to the JFK Museum & Library? Do you think we can also see the JFK birthplace the same day?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Leon R C | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 3 or 4 hours as it is extremely interesting with much to see and understand!
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