Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston

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  • Firstly, it is best to visit the institute with a group of people (2 or more people) as museum/institute is meant to be a social experience. I really felt as if I was part of the legislative process w...  more »
  • Right next to the JFK Library - should do both if you are in that area of Boston. The Edward Kennedy Museum is smaller; it's not overwhelming. We really liked the ipads which made everything interacti...  more »
  • It's not a part of the freedom trail, but it is definitely worth an Uber jaunt over to Dorchester. The Institute has an authentic replica of the Senate Chamber and very knowledgeable docents who answe...  more »
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  • I can't say enough good things about our experience at the EMK Institute. The replica of the Senate chamber is amazing, and the "Today's Vote" program is informative and interactive. The fact that each visitor receives a tablet on arrival and chooses their own profile makes you feel like a part of everything that is going on. We arrived just after opening and stayed easily until 2pm. I highly recommend visiting (and if you are a local, check with your library for discount passes!).
  • I went here on a class field trip. The time their was very informative. We were able to the history of M. Kennedy and about about becoming a U.S. Senator. The chamber was also very cool and interactive to see.
  • Fantastic facility. Highly informative. Great interactive presentations. A great option for a school trip.
  • Great experience! Wonderful place to learn more about our democracy.
  • I went to the EMK institute today for a field trip, it was an amazing experience. We got to do a variety activities including vote as a "Senator in Training" and visit the office of Senator EMK. This was an overall amazing experience and I would recommend this to people of all ages over 10.