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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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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 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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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went to the JFK Presidential Museum. You can get the subway to to JFK/UMass where you can pick up the free shuttle bus. The cost is $14 ($7 with City Pass). It has lots of information about the rise of JFK...More

Thank JohnF1301
Reviewed 2 days ago

Any history buff visiting Boston should take the time to visit the museum. I found the exhibits interesting and sometimes moving. Worth spending some time at.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited midday on a Saturday and purchased tickets easily at the front desk. Easy commute from our hotel in Back Bay via subway and bus combination. Small cafe on site with decent sandwiches and pizza by the slice. Would recommend eating elsewhere, as not...More

Thank herewewander
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is amazing, listening to JFK's speeches and seeing the array of mementos was wonderful. If you are a fan of history or just a fan of JFK plan to spend a couple of hours wandering around and taking it all in.

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never been to a presidential library so I had no idea what to expect. More of a museum than library, so no library card required. The exhibits and videos are well done and the place is in excellent condition feeling like it opened yesterday. The...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice presidential library right on the harbor. I haven't been here in years and am so glad I went again. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits really honor the man and the president. Be patient getting there with...More

Thank Hikermom91
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a nice museum. I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, I learned more about an important President in American history and was really interesting to learn more about the Cold War watching the 14 minute video.

Thank D_v_D_usa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the top 5 libraries we've been to. It brought back a lot of memories of the 60's, and what Kennedy did. The location and view is amazing. We were able to see a 100 year exhibit of important items pertaining to...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone knows about JFK and it's difficult for a museum to expand your knowledge. However, this museum gives you a real sense of the person and the times he lived in and through. Some interesting artefacts to see which brings JFK and Jackie to life....More

Thank Karen798
Reviewed 4 days ago

JFK Museum was one of the highlights of our trip to Boston. There was lots of written info, videos and visible items to view which took you back to the Kennedy era and an emotional journey. Lots of historic facts and definitely well worth the...More

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Response from eileenharper | Reviewed this property |
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6 September 2017|
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Response from shnpan | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have that discount. If you have a "Friends of the Library" Membership from any Presidential Library then you get in free.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Tzyoam | Reviewed this property |
There are no guided tours. But the "tour" begins by the showing of a 20 minute video in a theater on the main lobby. It is shown every 20 minutes, beginning on the hour. Before you go into the theater there is a short... More