John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, Boston

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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 .
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  • I have been to the Sixth Floor Museum several times so I was leery about going in here because I’ve seen all there is to see about the Kennedy assignation. This museum has NONE of that! It was wonderf...  more »
  • Our friend group stopped off here on our very last day in Boston. (They had great student discounts, which was fantastic.) The entire museum was very educational, and it presented in a moving way the ...  more »
  • Boston in winter is windy and indoor, the Kennedy Library is an experience, student ID 2 dollars cheaper than adults, before entering the exhibition has 20 minutes of small video profile Kennedy, then there are some of his detailed introduction, let me to his growth environment, in power during the period of a more understanding, it is worthwhile to experience.
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  • A sensitive and nuanced compilation of audiovisual material, personal artifact and official papers covering seminal moments in JFKs rise to power and subsequent presidency. . A love and respect for JFK infuses this place, as it should. I’m British, and once Americans are over the embarrassment of electing Trump they could do worse than smooth and balm their wounds with the integrity, honesty and service to country that is found here and will still be here long after Trump Towers has fallen. Thank you Mr President
  • One of the best looking museum I've ever visited. It recrates a 1960's street, recording studios, some parts of the White House etc. You can learn a bit about John Kennedy's life but it can feel a bit propagandist. It's a shame that his relatives are put aside.
  • First Presidential Library I've ever seen. Amazing collection of history. Beautiful building.
  • Very cool exhibits and different things you can see. Would love to go back!
  • I've lived in Boston my entire life and have never gone to the JFK library museum until recently. What a gem! Spent a little less than 2 hrs here. JFK received a C minus in public speaking before college - there is hope in us all!
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