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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Phone Number: +1 617-514-1600
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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One of our greatest Presidents, regardless of politics. This tour takes you back to the period, with 60s TVs showing his debates; really adds to the understanding and feeling as... read more

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our greatest Presidents, regardless of politics. This tour takes you back to the period, with 60s TVs showing his debates; really adds to the understanding and feeling as well as heightening the interest level. Provides a fine example of what someone can accomplish in a short period of time, making an impact in so many areas. Lots to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has a great exhibit on his life, his presidency, and his assassination. My biggest complaint was the incomplete video about his rise to the top. Other than that, it was a magnificent place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My personal favorite for the building (by I.M Pey) and for the history. It does a great job introducing the 50's and 60's in the US for the kids. My daughters 12/10 loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum didn't seem overly large but it was very well done and was well worth the time it took to get there. This would be a great way to introduce kids to JFK and that era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful review of JFK's remarkable presidency. Exhibits, memorabilia, films and more. Allow two or three hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a rainy Boston day. This is one of the best, well organized museums I have visited. The layout is done in such a way as to let the visitor not miss a thing! It starts with an informational movie and then you move along the "path" of history. JFK's life as a young boy, full coverage of his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply an inspiring place. Presents the highlights of the JFK presidency well in ways that are accessible both to kids unfamiliar with the period and to those with more expertise. Exhibits presented just the right amount of information. Fascinating artifacts and videos. The initial movie is an excellent introduction. So, perhaps this is political commentary more than a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit. The building itself is a marvellous structure overlooking the water. Inside the structure you can follow the life of the late President and listen to his speeches. In the summer the President's sailboat sits outside overlooking the water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Museum twice. Each time, there were different exhibits. The location of the museum on the waterfront is breathtaking. There is a lot of information about Kennedy's early life, childhood, college years and Naval service as well as his early political career.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful. If ever in Boston, this should be on the top of your list! Among other things but seriously, this one is a jaw dropper.

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