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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really felt a connection to President Kennedy. I feel I believe in many of the same ideals. To see him speak and articulate those values warmed my heart. I think all people young and old would enjoy the Museum. This is a must do!

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum tours starts with a very informative 20 minute video after which the tour is self-guided through a series of well organized exhibits (in a timeline). So many artifacts and multimedia exhibits; you can focus on what you want to. Lots of surprising facts...More

Thank hunteshr
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to about 6 Presidential Librarys. This one rates a good or better than others. It's located on the bay with a nautical type architecture which is fitting of JFK. Has an excellent exhibit for the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth. While in Boston...More

Thank prinjdp
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum is dedicated to telling John F. Kennedy's life story, and it does it very well. His family's history is depicted thoroughly, though without much mention of some of his Father's more nefarious activities. The events of his election to the Presidency and his...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the visit - outstanding building and the exhibit is a walk down memory lane for US history. Very well done.

Thank Casey1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The JFK museum is an incredible collection of artifacts, clothing, and original film footage of a vibrant time in American politics. Even as fans of Kennedy history, we found countless new facts and tidbits around every turn. The exhibit is especially thorough as they have...More

Thank tbooth42
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you our at all interested in history, The JFK Library is a must see. You will learn about JFK's life and his presidency. I would highly recommend this place to anyone spending time in Boston.

Thank ChicagoGoat
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nice collection of items from the John F.Kennedy when he was president. Interesting and very informative museum.

Thank JeffJenny88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ahhh, Kennedy! I've read a lot about Kennedy, Jackie, and the Assassination. I'll admit, the drama drags me in. I'm conservative by nature, and have never really understood the "Kennedy" Era. What in the world could he have done in 1.5 years to stir up...More

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place will help you appreciate your history! I wasn't excited to go here, but my husband was. My kids enjoyed it too! If history was taught like this in our schools, I'm sure more kids would want to study it! I had little knowledge...More

Thank Kristi W
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from dogdoc2001 | Reviewed this property |
Update - we were able to make it back and SO glad because it was absolutely fantastic. The staff was extremely helpful and made it work to honor our Boston GO passe even though they had expired by the time we were able to... More
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June 15, 2017|
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Response from Lori R | Reviewed this property |
It mostly talks about his life, Presidency and accomplishments. If you want to learn more on his assassination, go to the 6th Street Museum in Dallas. It tells the whole story and gives a great history lesson.
Peggy O
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Canberra_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in and pay with cash or credit card.