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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

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Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Phone Number: +1 617-514-1600
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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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Wonderful location, great collection, very well done

Admission is 14 bucks. You will spend an educational and enjoyable hour or two wandering through the collection of artifacts, video presentations etc. etc. The building and site... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Admission is 14 bucks. You will spend an educational and enjoyable hour or two wandering through the collection of artifacts, video presentations etc. etc. The building and site are almost worth the price of admission alone. There is a 200 + degree view of Boston Harbor that is spectacular.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit historical site. I was there in the evening for a private dinner reception so was only able to take in a small bit of the museum. Beautiful, striking building and a gorgeous venue for a private event. Very open, tall glass walls with gorgeous view.

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Bartow, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is well organized and a great way to spend two to four hours reliving history and appreciating the treasure of a politician who was a statesman. Every aspect of it was intriguing, touching, and educational. The story of the Cuban missile crisis was enlightening. Listening to every word that came out of JFK's mouth reminded me of how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had never been to a Presidential Library before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very nicely done and a beautiful location on the Boston Harbor. We were small children during the Kennedy administration and remember it all quite well. We were there for about two hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very happy I went here. The history of JFK and his family was something I thought I knew a lot of but I still learned so much. Was shocked to see the actual Friendship 7 space capsule on display there. I could've looked at that all day long. Spent 2 hours in here and recommend setting that much time aside... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our greatest Presidents, regardless of politics. This tour takes you back to the period, with 60s TVs showing his debates; really adds to the understanding and feeling as well as heightening the interest level. Provides a fine example of what someone can accomplish in a short period of time, making an impact in so many areas. Lots to... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a great exhibit on his life, his presidency, and his assassination. My biggest complaint was the incomplete video about his rise to the top. Other than that, it was a magnificent place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My personal favorite for the building (by I.M Pey) and for the history. It does a great job introducing the 50's and 60's in the US for the kids. My daughters 12/10 loved it.

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Estero, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum didn't seem overly large but it was very well done and was well worth the time it took to get there. This would be a great way to introduce kids to JFK and that era.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful review of JFK's remarkable presidency. Exhibits, memorabilia, films and more. Allow two or three hours

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