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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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A rainy day so looking for something to do, so pleased I went. Rather expected that they would dwell on the assassination but this was definitely not the case. It was an... read more

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A rainy day so looking for something to do, so pleased I went. Rather expected that they would dwell on the assassination but this was definitely not the case. It was an informative and extremely well documented history of his life and achievements. What an orator he was, most impressed by the way his life has been recorded for posterity... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful and memorable setting to honour such an iconic person. It is poignant to see his speech notes, with his own last-minute edits, etc. Visitors should note, there is a free shuttle bus to/from the site to the Sub-way /T station (JFK/Umass) on the red line. Note also, the Edward Kennedy building is next door, so pay both a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to get to on public transport with a free shuttle bus from the JFK Metro station. Excellent exhibition on JFKs journey from distracted school kid to the most iconic president in American history. It's a presidential library so expect to see awe inspiring detail on the life and times of the first family - we all know how it... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I checked out the JFK Library on our yearly Saturday friends trip. None of us had ever been there before and it was very fun. I thought the price of $14 was very reasonable. There were lots of fun exhibits and at the end of course we had to buy something at the gift shop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking - which was free. Easy to get to, even though the construction had us winding our way back through the area, signage was pretty good. Loved the introductory video. It was a great way to kick off the tour. Don't miss it. Thoughtfully laid out with an easy flow to the exhibits. I loved the exhibit on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and gift shop. Wonderful educational tool for us and our daughter. We had recently visited JFK 6th floor museum in Dallas so this just added to our JFK experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My middle school class learned so much from the program. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and interesting library/museum. The 20 minute video that starts of the visit is a good way to start the walking tour. It makes you want to learn more. The displays are well organized and the flow of the building is easy to see everything. We would recommend this attraction to any family.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The JFK Library is a fantastic museum! With its unique exterior look and location on the water, you have amazing views before even getting to the meat of the museum. A great video introduces you to JFK's ascension to the presidency and the museum presents a picture of the Kennedy's from early life to the impact JFK had even after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not stop reading. This is by far a don't miss museum. This President had so much going for him. I left the book store with 6 books. If you have any interest in government you must go.

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