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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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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our time at the JFK Museum. Plan to spend a good amount of time here to take it all in. The exhibits not only cover JFK's early life and presidency; you also get a great education about that time in history. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank NorthStar333013
Reviewed 3 days ago

The JFK Museum was incredibly well done. You begin with an area outside a theater that has JFK childhood info and memorabilia. Then you'll watch a brief movie to set the stage at the beginning of 1960 and JFK's presidential run. The exhibits that follow...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I am a non-USA citizen this museum provided an excellent summary of a key period in USA history and the impact on the world. An amazing collection of exhibits authentically presented. I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of video inserts of his speeches. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Belinda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only a great look at the kennedy life and legacy but a snapshot of the time, perfect weekend or rainy day event that makes you think a little. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leokoerner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a really interesting trip and look into JFK's life and presidency. The museum is beautiful, and the films, especially about the cuban missile crisis, were fascinating. We spent about 3-4 hours there even though it is relatively small. It was easy to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a fantastic journey through his life and the changing country and world at that time. The visit starts with a well-done movie covering the years leading up to the campaign then drops you off into a multi-media exhibit capturing the excitement of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 3rd or 4th visit over MANY years and I was reminded a new of what an exciting time we just lived through and how JFK was able to help us navigate through some very treacherous waters. His family history and legacy are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed February 7, 2019

I love this museum. So rich in history not just about JFK, but his family, and the period in history when the Kennedys were at the top. I visit multiple times of year. Spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nesscar
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

We visited the JFK Presidential Library which is at Columbia Point on the banks of the Charles River next to the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The architecture and the visual volume of some of the spaces is spectacular. His sailboat “Victura” sits on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MarthaLovesTravel
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Great museum with changing displays dedicated to JFK - a must for any Kennedy follower. Many artefacts from the Kennedy family are on display. Really enjoyable visit. Free parking if you are driving past. Nice location at the Boston waterfront.

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 25, 2019|
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Response from Elle_Ventrouge | Reviewed this property |
Take a free bus to the South Station, get to the red line, go to JFK/UMASS station and take a free shuttle right to the library. It is No. 2, if I am not mistaken.
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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