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“A wonderful historic tribute to a great president.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617 514 1600
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Ranked #9 of 196 Attractions in Boston
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 wonderful historic tribute to a great president.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It's on the redline and easy to get to. If you have time while in Boston, I would definitely visit. The tour guides are full of information and the library is close to South Boston and Castle Island which is a great place to visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a little out of central Boston - we took the T to JFK/UMass station and it is very easy from there to find the free shuttle bus, with a very friendly driver, which runs every twenty minutes. The museum was not very busy, perhaps because it is not in the main tourist area. It gave a fascinating view of JFK, American life and politics in the 60's and a special display on The Cuban Missile Crisis, which filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge. It is a lovely pleasant building to be in, information is given in a way which makes it accessible and interesting without trivialising or 'dumbing down', and I would thoroughly recommend spending half a day here.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A truly remarkable visit.

The museum chronicles JFK's life with emphasis on his democratic nomination and subsequent successful run to the Presidency. There are many videos hi liting his foreign and domestic policy press releases, and of course the Cuba and Cold War crisis.

Visited August 2013
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“The Life and Times of JFK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Presidential libraries are wonderful places to relive the life and times of past national chief executives. If you spend time reading and absorbing the information you can better understand what it was like back when. The JFK Library keeps Camelot alive.

Visited July 2013
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Loved It = very informative. Lots of wonderful memorabilia. A definite must see in my books.

We took the subway and, as per their website, there was a bus shuttle that would take you directly from the subway station to the museum. I thought that was a great feature.

Visited July 2013
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