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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  • 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!
  • This has become one of my favorite public spaces in Boston. I’ve been three times within a few weeks and i find there is always something that i missed before. Permanent exhibit is thoughtful and inspiring and the JFK100 exhibit is very well done.
  • If you wanted a one stop shop for everything JFK this is it. This museum will help you understand how JFK came to become the leader of the free world. There are a lot of artifacts of of his childhood leading up to his presidency. There are also other exhibits that showcase the accomplishments of the other Kennedy’s that have placed their stamp on history. You will want to give yourself 2-3 hours to get through from beginning to end.
  • My husband and I are new to the city, and were absolutely delighted to visit this museum. It's the best one we've visited in years. The museum really made JFK the man come alive, and showcased his place in history. We definitely teared up by the end, and were rewarded with a spectacular view of the harbor at the end of our visit. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing place to go visit, just wished I'd decided to go earlier in the day, turned up at 4 so only had an hour to wander round, but even still paying $14 it was fully worth it! Free parking is a bonus too after getting ripped off at other venues! Highly recommended, will be back again soon to spend a lot longer soaking up the life of JFK

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