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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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Reviewed today via mobile

I visited the JFK Museum and library in August 2018. It was very easy to get to via the Red line T and I hopped on the free shuttle bus. The museum is very well presented and I enjoyed the displays as they progressed through...More

Thank Disneymad24
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Reviewed yesterday

The library is a great building, the architecture is fantastic and the displays in the library are really great. Great to hear JFK's voice.

Thank Jimbolalondon
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum and Presidential Library are very, very special. Having lived during his presidency makes it even more special. We did not finish it, as by the time we got to the assassination, we were emotionally spent and will have to save that for another...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was the first Presidential Library that I have visited. It was really wonderful. I loved the recreated rooms and hallway! The section on the Kennedy family was really touching. Great films to get you up-to-speed on your 50's and 60's history. Loved the final...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The library requires a subway and free bus shuttle (or long walk) to get to from downtown Boston. It is well worth the trip. A lot of fascinating info on JFK and his family. Many really neat personal items as well.

Thank SunLover82
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love visiting the John F Kennedy Presidential Museum and stop in every now and then. They have seating in many galleries and the vignettes are interesting and a reminder of how time contrast with current times.

Thank 411Vacationer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed some of the history to refresh myself. I was a young child when John was killed but Jackie and his kids fascinated me as well. I wish there was more there about the four of them but really enjoyed it and glad we...More

Thank pamoz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A gorgeous, gorgeous place. Fascinating. Educational. Eye opening. You. Must. Go. Shame the Hemingway exhibit closed.

Thank Leonardo F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a student of history, I found this to be fascinating, and incredibly well done! The videos combined with the exhibits made for a wonderful visit. We spent about 3.5 hours here.

Thank Mark42139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The building itself is worth a visit but also the exhibition and displays which are great history but also enjoyable and wonderful to see.

Thank Frances S
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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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