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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
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"the cuban missile crisis"
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"his life"
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"early life"
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"a free shuttle bus"
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"introductory film"
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"columbia point"
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"great man"
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"civil rights"
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"early years"
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"special exhibit"
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"on display"
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"beautiful building"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition highlights the moments of Boston’s greatest son JFK. A must see museum when visiting Boston.

Thank Casparcrhistensen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slanted, one-sided history. I was expecting 2 rooms: JFK's conquests with thousands pictures of who he banged and 11/22/63 assassination but came across neither. Instead, I saw how much of taxpayers' money was wasted on Jackie's frivolous spending habits to "restore history" and wear a...More

5  Thank Austin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sobering comparisons to politics today. We know he had faults, but what lofty ideals and goals; he was a man of the world, not just the US.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a child when JFK was President, but his impact was huge during my formative years. The curators have done a great job showcasing his life and accomplishments. This is a must visit if you are in Boston.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greated with a very warm welcome. I found it a little difficult to navigate thru but I enjoyed every piece, every film & every detail that was put in place there. I loved seeing some of the personal items that were there. It...More

1  Thank Travelingbug29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so worth the Uber drive out to the library. I have been here before and remembered some of it but it was so good to re-live a day when presidents were presidential (though he also had some peccadilloes). I could sit and listen...More

1  Thank TessDeVille998
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 7th Presidential Library/Museum and I must say I was highly disappointed. I am glad we stopped because I can say I have another Presidential Library/Museum off my list, but that is all. Would I ever come again? Emphatically NO. I would; however,...More

Thank travelvaluetours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wowed by the brautiful building and it;s location. The exhitibit was wonderful and brought back so many memories of JFK and how unfortunate to have lost him at such an early age.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The modern, well curated and inspiring Kennedy is beautifully situated on Boston Harbor. The soaring glass providing open views lifts you as a compliment to the library presentation itself.The artifacts re significant, their importance explained in well crafted documentation. There are several excellent videos that...More

Thank RenaM65
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally took time to visit the library and museum: It was time well-spent. Joined a tour and the guide was excellent - He was well-informed. Enjoyed wandering around after tour to see other exhibits/areas, visit museum store, etc. Ate nice lunch in cafe. Will again...More

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zoe1120
10 May 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
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TourGB14
22 September 2017|
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Response from JBG50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and this is different than almost all the other presidential libraries.
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Vanessa S
6 September 2017|
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Response from shnpan | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have that discount. If you have a "Friends of the Library" Membership from any Presidential Library then you get in free.
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