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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library,...

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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Wonderful museum chronicling the early life and career of president John f. Kennedy. The museum is well decorated, organized, and filled with video footage of the president from... read more

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Brunswick, GA
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful museum chronicling the early life and career of president John f. Kennedy. The museum is well decorated, organized, and filled with video footage of the president from childhood to death. Beautiful location, and the final room is a stunning view.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small but beautifully done. Really enjoyed all the videos of JFK speeches, a must for anyone who remembers the era of JFK, I've always wanted to visit the library and I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful setting in the harbor, don't miss JFK sailboat outside the museum. I missed that.

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing Library dedicated to the memory of JFK. Love the location and the building itself is quite impressive. It is well laidout, exhibits are interesting and the memorabilia is fantastic. I have visited multiple times and always seem to discover something new. If you have limited time in the area this would not be a must do but certainly it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good setup (building and displays) to present the best side of JFK. Interesting and educational where some small secrets or little known facts are shared

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Clara, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visitors to this museum don't need to be big fans of JFK but if you are, you are in for a special treat. Getting there is very easy and inexpensive, take a T red line train from downtown Boston and continue via the numerous free shuttle buses that serve the U Mass & nearby museums in this area. I arrived... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Presidential Museum was very moving and truly captured JFK's vision and purpose. I did feel as if it could have had more memorabilia, though. Comparing this to Nixon and Reagan's library is probably unfair, as they served longer and their time was not cut short in office. On your visit to Boston, visiting this museum is a must. Regardless... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The library has a lot to offer. We learned many things about JFK that we did not know. There were quite a few artifacts, and there were plenty of videos which made is easier for younger visitors to understand. My 10yr old son really enjoyed the displays. A great tribute and excellent learning opportunity

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Appleton, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While at a national conference, my spouse and I attended an evening hospitality hosted at the museum. Thoughtfully done and impressively arranged. A visit will definitely make an impression on one.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library had a lot to offer. I learned many things about JFK that i did not know. There were quite a few artifacts, but i was disappointed by the number of videos as compared with other presiddntial libraries. I much prefer to read than to watch videos.

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Denver, Colorado
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, located on the waterfront in an impressive building designed by I.M Pei, is an exceptional presidential museum. We enjoyed a wonderful visit (about 4 hours to view all the exhibits and multimedia presentations). We took the T's Red Line to JFK/UMASS. From there, we hopped on the free shuttle bus from this... More 

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