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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Phone Number: 617 514 1600
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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My two teen children and I visited during February school vacation and the museum and library was not crowded at all. I hope schools visit this place maybe they do more during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Andover, Massachusetts

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Andover, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My two teen children and I visited during February school vacation and the museum and library was not crowded at all. I hope schools visit this place maybe they do more during school. The information is presented in such a way that kept our attention and interest. Such an important time in US History and a great way to learn... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I love all things JFK and this was not a disappointment. Well done - and I should know because I was there during his time. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

For persons of all ages this is a great way to experience history and brings into focus what John F. Kennedy achieved in his lifetime and how history changed during his time. A must see.

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washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was unbelievable!! We were there for 21/2 hours and could have stayed longer. The setting was lovely and everyone was very helpful. The collection of the material was designed so that you began with an informational video, approximately 20 minutes long, and the exhibit began with the nominating convention. There also was information about Bobby Kennedy as well which... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

LOVED THIS MUSUEM. Just wonderful, if you have the time, check it out. A must see in Boston! Just such rich history in Boston. Very interesting to learn about JFK. I got some really cool stickers and magnets from their shop too!

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I remember JFK's photo in our house growing up so it was very special to visit the Presidential Library and Museum. One of our group had need of a wheelchair to get around and the staff were very helpful in looking after us. The introductory video tees up the museum downstairs where we start with the Democratic convention of 1960.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A very good trip. You discover that the government, organised crime, FBI, mafia, Soviets and his wife all wanted him dead. His life story sanitised for us all to enjoy!

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portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good solid presidential museum experience. I wish they had included more about the architecture of the building and the architect.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. It is well done and easy to navigate. We spent about 3 hours comfortably there. My only negative is that the Cafe is very small and kind of depressing. Not much there and sort of sterile...

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. We stayed in a hotel in downtown Boston and used the subway to get there. It was so easy. I enjoyed listening to the various speeches he made in his presidency. It was good to relive that time in our history. I thought he was a great president and being in the museum and... More 

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