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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Closes in 12 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to take in this museum on the advice of another passenger on our cruise that had seen it. We spent about three hours there. It is very well done and very interesting. We were very impressed with the building and all the displays....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vikingwoman99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chosen by Jackie Kennedy to sit on Boston Harbor the JFK Presidential Library is amongst the best sites to see in historic Boston. Do not miss this trip back into the New Frontier of the early 60s and see artifacts from the era and how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mdavey
Reviewed 1 week ago

what an amazing place! one would think he turned the clock back in time. since i was a teenager the JFK was shot, and remember the world stopping, this place has everything one would want to see on JFK and his Family.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank irish194960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is just for the library and not for the museum. The event was a discussion with author Nathaniel Philbrick. Very enjoyable as Philbrick talked of his love of water, Herman Melville, Nantucket and of course his books. His views on life were refreshing....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite comprehensive displays. A great deal of historic information, The exhibits are very unique and interesting . We spent a long time looking around and learned a great deal. Plenty of convenient parking. Close to downtown.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TomandMaryAnn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to get to from South Station Boston and then a free bus service to the Library. A very well presented life story of JFK, as a young boy growing up, then the run for the Presidency and then a glimpse into his life...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always admired President Kennedy so this beautifully constructed museum was a nice insight in on the early life of JFK. The gift shop is great and there’s a nice walking trail behind it with a lovely view of the ocean. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jenniferbenitez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never visited a presidential museum before so this was quite the experience. I felt they did a fantastic job portraying the life of J.F.K. There is so much I didn't know and learned. The building was fabulous and the architect also did an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank micheles137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On your second or third trip back to bean town, the JFK Library would be worthwhile to see. It is a well laid out 'loop', starting with the introductory movie. Not the best of presidential libraries, and dwells a bit too much on the whole...More

Date of experience: October 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