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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library,...

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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A little trip to get there but it really worths! Guided tour avaylable to learn about Kennedy's History from childhood to presidency. In the basement, pics from the campaign... read more

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Venezia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little trip to get there but it really worths! Guided tour avaylable to learn about Kennedy's History from childhood to presidency. In the basement, pics from the campaign , videos, various things and dresses of the first lady. Outdoor area amazing. I loved it

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our first visit to a Presidential Library, and although I am not much of a museum person, I did find this one to be full of information you can recall from the past media, and some that you would never have known. There was some personal insight into Mr. Kennedy's personal childhood, and then mostly the campaign and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful museum, really well done full of informations, and archives. the building itself is beautiful and the surroundings are fantastic, walking along the shore is really nice

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although a bit expensive to get in this is a great place to visit. The Presidential Library of our 35th president is a very interesting building and very unique. Walking distance from the nearby DoubleTree, the library starts off with a movie and then a self paced, self guided walk through the exhibits. Lots of cool history including the famous... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

John F. Kennedy will turn 100 in May. On Monday the USPS will issue a new Forever Stamp in JFK.s memory a FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. The Gift Shop at the JFK Museum is THE place to buy to find anything on JFK. Mike, the Manager is affable, helpful and knowledgeable. ALSO. FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for a year is but $75.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not visited the Presidential Library in years. I was so excited to share this fantastic experience with my teenagers. I was so disappointed. In comparison to the other Presidential Museums there was very little to see. It looks like most of the collection was removed . We made t through the museum in 30 minutes. I almost asked... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like presidential museums. This one was no disappointment. There were many things to see and do, showing JFK's legacy in American history. The museum is right on the point, so you can look across and see downtown Boston. There was a Ernest Hemingway exhibit when I visited the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library is located next to UMass and on the edge of the Dorchester Bay. We attended in January 2017 with little crowds. Great exhibits and information about his legacy and public life. We spent four hours and enjoyed it all. Great view of the bay.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 hours on a slow winter weekday morning and were able to check out the entire exhibit. The building is located right on the waterfront with a great view of South Boston, Dorchester Bay, some of the harbor islands, and the Boston skyline in the distance. For someone of my age (67) the campaign portion of the exhibit... More 

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son, husband and I went on a whim as we were visiting our son in Boston. It was very interesting. I did enjoy the exhibits.It went through JFKs life history. I was impressed. The museum itself sits near the water to that was a lovely walk outside as well.

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