John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
4.5
Speciality Museums • Libraries • History Museums
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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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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT1,534 contributions
Full of fascinating artifacts
Feb 2020 • Solo
Dedicated to the brief life of JFK's leadership and legacy, I try to make the effort to visit this place when in Boston. This museum overlooks the Boston skyline as well as an outdoor walkway along Dorchester Bay.
Written November 1, 2020
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TranzorZ1985
Chicago, IL212 contributions
Great museum
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had free time on a business trip to Boston and decided to go to the JFK museum. It was very interesting. I learned a lot about JFK. I especially liked the section on the Cuban missile crisis. I recommend this museum.
Written September 29, 2020
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Susan
Florida Keys, FL10 contributions
Jfk
Sep 2020
The best place to learn about the Kennedy presidency. Although felt they could have had more on his assaniation. The JFK museum was really great. Certainly one to keep up your sleeve incase of wet weather.
Written September 13, 2020
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kelseybundra
144 contributions
Informative and interesting
Oct 2019 • Family
I’m so glad I was able to make it to this museum on a rainy day. I loved the set up from start to finish in chronological order. It made sense. I loved that they had clothing on display and I thought it was so cool that they had his boat docked right there for everyone to see through the window. I learned a lot about John F. Kennedy that I probably wouldn’t have known before.
Written July 19, 2020
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LinusBF2
Vatican City, Italy39 contributions
Great Location
Jul 2019
A great place to visit for views and lunch. Basically a Kennedy advertisement with nothing related to assassination or affairs. Camelot with rose-colored glasses; pun intended.
Written June 29, 2020
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Jake B
Charlottesville, VA38 contributions
J.F.K ok
Feb 2020 • Solo
Outstanding tribute to the 35th. president of the United States. Strategically located overlooking Dorchester Bay, the weather was cold but the bay was enhanced by Common Eider ducks hunting for crabs, directly by the library itself. The J.F.K. Library was only the second presidential library I had visited. Firstly, immerse yourself in a 25 minute film of his life, from his birth in Brookline to his 1960 nomination for the Democratic presidency of the United States. Galleries portray pivotal roles in the life of J.F.K.s life such as his role in the navy during World War Two. Fascinating exploits of his role as skipper in PT-109 which as rammed by a Japanese destroyer. See the coconut he wrote 'Alive' when he was thrown into the Pacific. Numerous artifacts bring his story to life from politics and his romance and marriage to Jackie. Enjoy the many gifts given to J.F.K. and his wife from statemen and dignitaries from around the globe. The assassination is thankfully downplayed and the galleries end with memorials to the 35th. president, notably
with one at Runnymead in the U.K..
Small expensive cafe completes your visit,
plus a well stocked gift shop. Intriguing and informative library which could easily take 2 to 3 hours to visit. Well worth your
time and price of admission.
Written May 16, 2020
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Passport481749
8 contributions
Great Information
Jul 2019
I liked this Museum and Library. There is lots of information about Kennedy's presidency and the Cuban Missile Crisis. His presidency was before my time, so I learned a lot about him and his family. This is a great museum.
There isn't a lot about his assassination here, but for that, you will want to visit the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Written April 13, 2020
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ881 contributions
Gorgeous views n interesting place
May 2019
All the details on JFK’s presidency, life and times was awesome. There’s a piece of the Berlin Wall. Artifacts related to WW2 service, clothing, and the glamor. The first thing that struck me was the floor to ceiling wall of glass the great view of Boston harbor and cape cod bay.
Written April 7, 2020
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JLJTiverton
Tiverton, RI225 contributions
American History
Oct 2019
I had wanted to visit for a long time and I'm so glad I did. The experience was very moving. I felt like we were brought back in time and were able to share in some of the experiences of the amazing president. This is a must see piece of American history.
Written April 6, 2020
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John B
Norristown, PA223 contributions
An Amazing Experience
Mar 2020
I saw this in 2004, but this museum still sticks with me even though that was sixteen years ago. If you have never read my reviews, I am not a museum person. Very few attract my attention. This would be one of them. John F. Kennedy, whether you like him or hate him, was a fascinating person in our country's history. This museum has artifacts from his younger life to his presidency. There was a video that you watched before you went in to the see the exhibit. It is on the outskirts of the city, but worth it.
Written March 31, 2020
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