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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library documents the life, career, and story of one of America's most well-known leaders through a collection of archives, exhibitions, and materials. You’ll see an array of memorabilia, photographs, and personal belongings spread out over seven permanent exhibits, including those focused on JFK's political career, the Space Race, and the Kennedy family. You’ll want to catch the series of films welcoming you to the center, one is narrated by JFK himself, and another documents the Cuban missile crisis. Originally opened in 1979, the complex was designed as the official home of records and papers pertaining to Kennedy's administration and government. Consult the museum’s website to create your itinerary before you go, because the complex is extensive. Make John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library a centerpiece of your Boston vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Boston trip maker app.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library reviews
The movie at the beginning is a good start to museum. Full of interesting displays about JFK, the times he lived in, and living in the White House. Didn't have enough time to see it thoroughly.
The movie at the beginning is a good start to museum. Full of interesting displays about JFK, the times he lived in, and living in the White House. Didn't have enough time to see it thoroughly. more »
A bit out of the way and takes some time to get there from central Boston but well worth it captures the time and his presidency
A bit out of the way and takes some time to get there from central Boston but well worth it captures the time and his presidency more »
-Bus service is not easy; a) no real bus station, b) only one way buses and c) difficult to flag down. How about better signs. -Exhibition is as good as 25 years ago. -Movie! too bad, you do not show.... more
-Bus service is not easy; a) no real bus station, b) only one way buses and c) difficult to flag down. How about better signs. -Exhibition is as good as 25 years ago. -Movie! too bad, you do not show.... more »
One of the coolest experiences of my life. The museum is an amazing place. They start you off with a video of JFK's life, and then it takes you through a chronological journey through his early years all the way to the presidency. There are a lot of historical artifacts from his life here, and a wonderful representation of what the oval office looked like when he was in office. You can feel his Spirit here, and I would highly recommend this to anyone's bucket list.
Hands down one of the best museums I've ever been to. We were so excited to check this place out on our way home from visiting Boston and it did not disappoint! We spent at least 5 hours there and could have stayed twice as long. The museum is laid out in such a way that takes you through the journey of JFK's life - from his childhood to his presidency and everything in between. It's completely mesmerizing and full of so many different pieces of history that really capture your attention. I have been recommending this museum to everyone I know and would love to come back some day!
JFK Presidential Museum is a must see! The museum is very well-organized and designed. It took around 2ish hours to visit the museum. It begins with a short video/overview of JFK and then leads to his 1960 campaign, his presidency, family, and impact, among many other things. It was very interesting to learn about JFK’s fundamental role in the peace corps, space corps, and disabilities advocacy. However, the museum does not have much on JFK’s assassination and perhaps creates an overly picturesque view on JFK. The museum pavilion includes beautiful waterfront views of Dorchester Bay with Boston city views in the background. Ticket prices varies from $10-18 with standard adult tickets at $18.
This is a really beautifully curated museum. The guy at the front desk was so nice and informative; all the staff were extremely knowledgeable! Well organized, super clean, and the building is gorgeous. We enjoyed the space race exhibit and the collection of dolls. There’s even a gift shop and cafe. I recommend supplementing a visit with a stroll along the Harborwalk (right outside the museum).
I took these photos on a Sunday when the library is closed. Beautifully designed building by the great I.M. Pei. Despite the buildings beauty I will be boycotting the library until the US government releases all unclassified intel about the JFK assassination. The magic bullet theory is an entirely baseless explanation and it is abundantly clear our government is hiding something. Hopefully one day the truth will come out and I can give the library a proper visit and I can give it a better rating
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