We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Share
Book In Advance
1,171
All photos (1,171)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“his life”(225 reviews)
“free shuttle”(114 reviews)
About
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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Website
+1 617-514-1600
Call
Ways to Experience John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
from $72.00
More Info
Go Boston Card
138 Reviews
from $57.00
More Info
Reviews (3,475)
Filter reviews
3,214 results
Traveler rating
2,310
698
169
32
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,310
698
169
32
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the cuban missile crisis his life free shuttle early life introductory film columbia point jfk's presidency jfk umass great man civil rights early years special exhibit short film on display beautiful building worth the trip well worth the visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,214 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the JFK Museum and Library as part of a tour party. We found the film very informative. The museum had some very interesting items. There is a lovely little coffee shop and gift shop selling JFK memorabilia- we enjoyed our visit and glad...More

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful museum, very moving. Excellent restaurant, views and exhibits. Thoroughly worth the effort to get there.

Thank loversofgrandturk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great running trails in/around the JFK museum. Great place to walk or ride your bike in south Boston area. The museum has a lot of photos/information about JFK, etc. Great place to visit near UMass, Boston.

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really wonderful museum . Spent a full morning here could have spent longer if we had the time . So easy to get to, ,when you leave the museum ,they even supply a free bus to get you to the train station.

Thank Irlandese2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum with a lot of detail on JFK’s life and career. Introductory video is very good as is the Cuban Missile Crisis film. Guided tours are at a level that suits people who are not that political knowledgeable so I would recommend going self...More

Thank ShankillFalls
Reviewed 4 days ago

I feel like JFK is everywhere; history books, other literature, TV, etc. So I felt like I knew a lot about him but I learned so much more when visiting this museum. You can read his speeches in his handwriting and it makes you feel...More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

While in the Boston area we visited the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This is a “must do” visit for anyone who cares about America’s place in world history. Our group covered three generations. My daughter and son in law are products of...More

Thank exnorther
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even though I was a small child when JFK was president, he is frozen in time as a young man. This library provides interesting insights into the issues he faced. The introductory video ended rather abruptly. The Cuban Missile Crisis video provided good info. It’s...More

1  Thank krae21
Reviewed 6 days ago

As an overseas visitor this was a good museum to give us a basic account of JFKs life and events in the US around that time. There are some aspects that are lightly brushed over, including the events surrounding his death, but you got a...More

Thank memee08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum does a good job of recreating the life and times of JFK, e.g. the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis. However, the presentations completely ignore the controversial aspects of JFK’s life. The result is uncritical adoration rather than presentation of a complete portrait.

Thank Donald M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 nearby hotels
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside
1,936 reviews
.77 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Boston
887 reviews
1.51 miles away
Courtyard Boston-South Boston
578 reviews
1.53 miles away
Ramada by Wyndham Boston
657 reviews
1.62 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,556 nearby restaurants
Siros Restaurant
76 reviews
1.20 miles away
Port 305
66 reviews
1.21 miles away
Cream & Sugar
10 reviews
1.20 miles away
Waterclub
6 reviews
1.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 926 nearby attractions
Marina Bay
85 reviews
1.16 miles away
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
229 reviews
.08 miles away
Commonwealth Museum
27 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Senecadee
August 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Advancepsy | Reviewed this property |
No storage at JFK Library. Personally, at this is somewhat of a hassle, I would check the bags at the airport and then head down to the museum.
1
Vote
Hogan N
June 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from weddingtraveler58 | Reviewed this property |
I would do a uber. I usually find it cheaper and easier to get around the city then a taxi
0
Votes
zoe1120
May 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from idrbdub | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your interest level and who is in your party. We spent 2 and a half hours there. It’s not a large library as others say. However, for a history buff like me, I looked at everything. And spent time outside taking... More
1
Vote