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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
Fee: Yes
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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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John F Kennedy Presidential Museum is located on the grounds of University of Massachusetts. The building is outstanding. Much to learn within the walls of this amazing place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

John F Kennedy Presidential Museum is located on the grounds of University of Massachusetts. The building is outstanding. Much to learn within the walls of this amazing place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this museum and the Massachusetts roots of our beloved 35th president . The entire area at Columbia Point is a spectacular destinations. The museum is an I.M Pei design and it is stunningly beautiful . The exhibits will take you back to the time of a US Camelot with President and Mrs Kennedy. The grounds are beautiful and... More 

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Damariscotta, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Might be that part of the relevance is growing up in the Kennedy era, but the library is full of interesting facts, audio recordings and visuals that make sense of an amazing bit of history. It varies from serious issues like the Cuban crisis, to letters from Jackie to her priest about her concerns. Simply amazing stuff. Does not take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of history here, which you expect, with mementos, pictures and multiple videos of high quality to watch from his childhood until his death ( the assignation itself is not discussed ) . You can spend hours here to really take it all in. Set on the water opposite Boston Harbor. Free parking. The only poor thing is there is... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is easily accessible to view in one visit. Although you'll likely want to return to study certain areas more closely or take in one of the special exhibits or films. The emotional aspect is powerful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are a history or Kennedy fan this museum- library has everything that will fulfill your needs.The library is extensive and open to the public. If your studying The Kennedy period this is the place to be.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this place but getting there was like driving through a maze. There was road construction and the detours took us the most convoluted way possible. When we were leaving, our GPS found a quick way out. The museum will appeal to anyone who likes the Kennedy presidency/era. If anyone in your party needs a wheelchair, they provide one... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour of the museum and the library. We spent around 3 hours there going through every thing and we could have spent a lot more time. Good amount of reading required but that was expected. The admission price was definitely in line with what we figured it would be and it was well spent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The JFK Museum and Library provides an excellent summary of a momentous period in US history. Although like all presidential libraries it gives an over-positive view of its subject, nevertheless it's very informative and you get a good insight into the man as well as the president. Kennedy's early life is covered in some detail, and you can see why... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was nine when JFK was elected. I vividly remember the campaign, election, presidency and assassination.What a time in our country's history.I didn't realize what a must-see this was for me until after the fact. I loved the way the museum progressed through the years and told the story of President Kennedy. It was a fairly long bus trip from... More 

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