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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
+1 617-514-1600
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Reviewed today via mobile

Plan to spend half a day in this outstanding history-rich museum. The ocean setting provides a stunning view for this ultra modern structure. But it is the inside that is so wonderful. Films of all of JFK's important speeches are on display as well as...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is accessible by car. It is located beyond the UMASS Boston Campus buildings. Parking is free. You could also take the MBTA Red Line train and get off the UMASS/JFK Library stop. There is a free shuttle bus labeled JFK Library to take...More

Thank giffordkar
Reviewed yesterday

The Columbia Point area is a beautiful setting with great bayside walking paths. The JFK museum for this baby-boomer was very engaging, having lived through his presidency. Lots of interesting exhibits & an architecturally lovely building. If you have time, there's also the Edward (Ted)...More

Thank CLWeinstein
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits are so well done, easy sroll and reading as you go through the different rooms. I like the theatre and the videos shown which were well curated. The exhibit showed a human side to JFK. Only drawback, you need to spend more time...More

Thank omigosh11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Location was a little hard to find. Construction and with college next door is a little bit overwhelming. Not enough street signs...Parking was free due to construction. Nice historical information. Brings back a lot of memories. Gift shop. Needs a little updating.

Thank shubie710
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must for a Boston visit. A good overview in the well done movie preceding the exhibit of the time in America between World War II and the election of Kennedy. Memorabilia are seen. The museum is less elaborate and thus less interesting than the...More

Thank edithrad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow! What an outstanding museum if you are into the Kennedy era. A sumptuous collection of everything that was important to the memory of President Kennedy. I particularly liked the lavish re creation of the White House hall. No expense spared in creating this building.

Thank Daysters2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a comprehensive presidential museum easy to get around in. If you're into learning about presidents, love museums or are just an ardent Kennedy fan this is the place. From pictures from his youth, to papers, to interactive sites, to his childhood sailboat located...More

Thank Tamara B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It had been years since I visited the library and the review of the new exhibit prompted me to return with a friend. I was 12 when JFK was assassinated so his history is burned into my brain. The basic library is superb. A movie...More

Thank GoWithTheFlow1203
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum with many exhibits that take you back through the presidency of J.F. K. A wonderful place to take your children.

Thank 762lydian
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Kevin H
Why does the museum not include much information about John F. Kennedy's Assassination?
16 June 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I think the focus is intentionally on his life and his accomplishments.
Peggy O
We are traveling to Boston in early June. Do we need to buy admission tickets to the JFL Presidential Museum & Library before hand or can we just buy them at the door?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Canberra_Traveller | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in and pay with cash or credit card.
Mara G
How much time should we allow for a visit to the JFK Museum & Library? Do you think we can also see the JFK birthplace the same day?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Leon R C | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 3 or 4 hours as it is extremely interesting with much to see and understand!