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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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+1 617-514-1600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Incredible Artifacts and a Commemorative Stamp Celebration

We've lived in the Boston area for several years and only recently visited the JFK Presidential Library. The library is set on a pretty spit of land in south Boston and we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've lived in the Boston area for several years and only recently visited the JFK Presidential Library. The library is set on a pretty spit of land in south Boston and we were pleasantly surprised to pick our day to tour the museum on the same day that the US Postal Service was releasing a commemorative stamp for the President's... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss out on this museum. The continuing exhibits are so well done & educational. The visiting exhibits are always fascinating. This is great for children as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Endlessly interesting and well organized exhibits. The capture the excitement of JFK's career and the trials and successes of his time as President.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful glimpse into the life and reign of JFK. It is not an expensive outing, which is great! The location and building are very beautiful and awe-inspiring. The museum itself is clean and well laid out, with some really cool recreations of the White House. The exhibits themselves are extensive and detailed, with some really unique pieces from JFK's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding domestic and international leadership is the hallmark of American democracy. This is made clear by visiting any US Presidential library, republican or democratic. The JFK exhibit shows the remarkable accomplishments of his tragically short three year term. While waiting for the introductory film you can see his military service, including the actual coconut he carved to attain the rescue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little trip to get there but it really worths! Guided tour avaylable to learn about Kennedy's History from childhood to presidency. In the basement, pics from the campaign , videos, various things and dresses of the first lady. Outdoor area amazing. I loved it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our first visit to a Presidential Library, and although I am not much of a museum person, I did find this one to be full of information you can recall from the past media, and some that you would never have known. There was some personal insight into Mr. Kennedy's personal childhood, and then mostly the campaign and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum, really well done full of informations, and archives. the building itself is beautiful and the surroundings are fantastic, walking along the shore is really nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a bit expensive to get in this is a great place to visit. The Presidential Library of our 35th president is a very interesting building and very unique. Walking distance from the nearby DoubleTree, the library starts off with a movie and then a self paced, self guided walk through the exhibits. Lots of cool history including the famous... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

John F. Kennedy will turn 100 in May. On Monday the USPS will issue a new Forever Stamp in JFK.s memory a FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. The Gift Shop at the JFK Museum is THE place to buy to find anything on JFK. Mike, the Manager is affable, helpful and knowledgeable. ALSO. FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for a year is but $75.

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