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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is beautiful but it is a little difficult to find. I can't even give directions how to get there now. It was almost a flute that we even found it but once there we spent almost three hours. The outside is beautiful to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tracy12240828
Reviewed 5 days ago

All you ever wanted to learn about the Kennedy era. I loved the collections of memorabilia from the 1950's and 1960's. They even had JRK's report card from elementary school. There is ALOT of reading so I would not recommend it for young children.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MassSmiley09
Reviewed 6 days ago

I do like presidential libraries and this one was different on top of that. Really well done museum and gives you a good feeling when you leave, whereas I was prepared to be a bit down. Happy I made it out to visit before I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travel05932
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are of the generation that was fascinated by JFK, even though we grew up in Europe ; so we had to come here, to quench our curiosity and pay our respects. Being tourists, we took an Uber to Colombia Point, but I guess there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IIt was neat to see all of the old artifacts and campaign data, but it's very dated and they leave so much on the table. Considering how popular Kennedy still is, I'm surprised that this museum hasn't been renovated. gh it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience that reminds you of what a young, energetic and intelligent young man can do to a nation. How many dreams he helped develop into realities! Like his famous speeches: I am a Berliner, We will go to the moon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fabian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely well done museum. Very respecting and historical of a great President. A wonderful educational experience. Cafeteria is good also!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 007BrianB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were due to catch our flight later that afternoon and didn't really know what to do with our morning. I googled things to do in Boston, that were relatively close to the airport and this museum came up. I hadn't really been interested in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BNT8114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only grip is the JFK cafe is very minimal and overly expensive, BUT clean with nice staff. Otherwise, a great experience. Was very happy to see Jackie and RFK paid due tribute. Seeing these people, especially in light of 2018 politics, was highly worthwhile. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adam R
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A visit worth doing. Any lover of history will find the library interesting and full of nostalgia. Location is beautiful overlooking Boston Harbor.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 25, 2018|
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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.
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June 13, 2018|
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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
May 10, 2018|
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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