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. Add John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library to your Boston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boston vacation trip planner.
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  • tell the story of the great boston Family the Kennedys and of course John F. Kennedy. plenty of parking food also avaiable (coffee Shop)  more »
  • Wasn't big fan of JFK prior to our visit here due to lack of info but came out with a lot of respect and appreciation. Great way to learn about our history and wish it would be a bit less dry and more...  more »
  • Enjoyed a day date with my husband, sans kids. Definitely wouldn't have been a place the kids would've enjoyed so I'm glad we left them home. We spent a couple of hours here learning more about JFK. W...  more »
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  • Beautiful library! The first time I was there I was able to meet Dave Power and Everlyn Lincoln, his personal secretary. Lucky me❤
  • The exhibits were very well done, showing a touching, human side of JFK which I'd never before appreciated. I left the museum feeling inspired by the man's nerves of steel, sense of justice, and call to service. Every American who has the opportunity should visit this museum should take advantage of it. It will give you a better appreciation of your country's dramatic past, which we younger folks too often take for granted.
  • Great Library. "Just because we cannot see clearly the end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey." John F Kennedy
  • A great museum lovingly dedicated to JFK. Worth a visit whether you're a history buff or not. Each exhibit is a trip back in time.
  • My favorite part of the museum was the short documentary of JFK's life up to the 1960 primary. If you like history, then you need to plan on spending at least 3 hours here.