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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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

I have had the privilege of visiting several Presidential Libraries and this one did not disappoint. Very spacious with muted lighting (keeps my it somber maybe?) There is a ton of video clips of historic speeches, personal effects, and gifts received from world leaders. There...More

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Reviewed today

I was inspired by the speeches that are on a constant loop here, really inspired me to go find out more about JFK, and there were also some very good films about other big issues of the time, so you could get a lot from...More

Thank David M
Reviewed today

Take the time to visit this museum. The exhibits are well done and informative. The staff is also very helpful. Be sure to watch all the video offerings.

Thank AJLIllinois
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is wonderful. Lovely site on the water, excellent galleries and movies (don't miss the introduction and the one on the Cuban Missile Crisis). I learned a great deal and was emotionally moved. This is what a presidency is supposed to be.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a little bit far from downtown Boston.I used T-lines. I got a free bus from UMAS/JFK station to the museum. The museum was beautiful.I visited on September 12th 2018.It was raining.However, I could enjoy great ocean views. I watched a short film about...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The values, the ideas and the efforts of president Kennedy are presented in a touching manner. Amazing how honorable a presidency could be.....

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, you can park with ease in the large lot. After paying the entry fee, immediately view the introductory film which sets the stage for your visit. The movie is the entrance to the museum which begins with the presidential debate. The museum...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only had a few hours to spend there and it was a good amount of time. We didn’t get to see the Ernest Hemingway exhibit though. This was well done going over his life and family history.

Thank carcabbi92
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were docked in Boston and decided to take a cab to the Library,we were pleased we did., The film clips of Kennedy showed what a brilliant orator he was and he had the ability to explain and inform.

Thank grotbags
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is in a lovely spot right on the water. JFKs sailboat is in the back of the museum and has been completely refurbished. Lots of wonderful mementos from JFKS life and Presidency.

Thank Mama18
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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