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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 yesterday via mobile

This presidential library is really not bad - interesting building created by I. M. Pei, fascinating location by the sea, efficient and skillful staff. However, the exhibits are mostly video recordings. Not many real things: cloths, personal belongings, diplomatic gifts, etc. A tip: there is...More

Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed yesterday

The videos are extremely well put together. Plan on spending at least 6 hours here. Especially if you're of the '60's generation.

Thank Annice S
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful museum you must visit when in Boston This is an excellent tutorial museum giving insight into JFK For those that think you know all about him, be open minded and learn some more for those that don’t know about him, it is so informative,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the JFK Museum and Library as part of a tour party. We found the film very informative. The museum had some very interesting items. There is a lovely little coffee shop and gift shop selling JFK memorabilia- we enjoyed our visit and glad...More

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful museum, very moving. Excellent restaurant, views and exhibits. Thoroughly worth the effort to get there.

Thank loversofgrandturk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great running trails in/around the JFK museum. Great place to walk or ride your bike in south Boston area. The museum has a lot of photos/information about JFK, etc. Great place to visit near UMass, Boston.

Thank Rhett L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A really wonderful museum . Spent a full morning here could have spent longer if we had the time . So easy to get to, ,when you leave the museum ,they even supply a free bus to get you to the train station.

Thank Irlandese2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum with a lot of detail on JFK’s life and career. Introductory video is very good as is the Cuban Missile Crisis film. Guided tours are at a level that suits people who are not that political knowledgeable so I would recommend going self...More

Thank ShankillFalls
Reviewed 5 days ago

I feel like JFK is everywhere; history books, other literature, TV, etc. So I felt like I knew a lot about him but I learned so much more when visiting this museum. You can read his speeches in his handwriting and it makes you feel...More

Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 5 days ago

While in the Boston area we visited the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This is a “must do” visit for anyone who cares about America’s place in world history. Our group covered three generations. My daughter and son in law are products of...More

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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