John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, Boston
(4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed the visit and information on Jack Kennedy. He pressed America to a higher moral standard and received the respect of the world. A nice library to visit. 
  • Excellent is all I can say for this museum. For those of us who didn't live through his presidency it paints a picture of him as more than a man. It gives you a sense of his ideals and his views on ri...  more »
  • I was born and raised and still live close to Boston. Never fail to go back several times a year. In fact my wife and I are making a day of it next week. Going into the Prudential center and then goin...  more »
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  • The exhibits about JFK were fantastic and truly inspiring. I will definitely be going back in the future!
  • Incredibly inspiring on international level. If only he lived on!! The possibilities and achievements would have been top. I think in todays election campaign he would have inahiliated trump and clinton.
  • Very inspiring, learned alot about JFK and his service to this country. JFK was a true hero.
  • I was at the JFK Library to register new citizens to vote today. I met with three staffs that were unfriendly, rude and at times even hostile. The first one was the security guard by the name of T. F. at the front desk for information. After the ceremony I was trying to do my best to register as many new citizens as I could; when I met a group of 5 people walking out the hallway together, I went and asked each one of them if they had registered to vote; T. Flynn came from his station which was not close by and told me out loud not to ask the same question again and again; there were five of them and I asked just once to each of them and that was not asking the same question again and again! What does he know about my job? He was telling me how to do my job! Afterwards when I went to speak to him, he couldn't even helped a young lady who wanted to know where she should go to her meeting. T. Flynn couldn't tell the difference between JFK Library and Edward M. Kennedy Institute. I helped the young lady and told her where she should go for her meeting. The second staff by the name of K.M.B. She literally ran after me and chased me down the hall all the way to the cafe when I told her that I hope to register more people that will vote for Hillary. It was a conversation between she and I and no one was around to hear. She did not have to chase me down the hall to tell me what I can say and cannot say as if I do not know my job, Again! Later when I was talking to the security guard, T.F. she walked in and without asking what was the conversation about, she told me to "get out of here!" and she proceeded to walk me out of the Library, I told her I was being profiled by her and the security guard, T.F. Once she walked me out the library, I told her about more than 100 years ago, Rose Kennedy said something, like, "I wish the good people of Boston will accepted us" K.M.B. said that was "irrelevant" . What was the irrelevance, K.M.B.? The third staff was a middle age woman with glasses who wore a blue flower pattern dress, she was very upset when I was outside the hallway, she told me, "you go back there!". I was just told by my field organizer that I should register to vote outside the hallway where the new citizens will be walking out after the ceremony. Staffs should be intelligent to work at the JFK Library and not just going around telling some visitors off, especially the People of Colors, to show off their authority over us and don't just automatically think that we are all unintelligent and unkind, like you. Overall I had a terrible time with the three staffs, I certainly feel unwelcome by them. Can there be a little bit of diversity personnel working at JFK Library? People of Colors can only work in the kitchen or the housekeeper dept.? I, as an Asian American would like to feel welcome at the JFK Library! OR it is what I was doing? I was there to register people to vote. Did that upset all three of them? If it is the case then next time when JFK Library has a swear in ceremony for new citizens, all three of them should call in sick or take a day off! The security guard T.F. should have some training lessons to understand the difference between the JFK Library and The Edward M. Kennedy Institute because he is at the front desk for information where people comes in to ask questions. I guess he is set for life and he will be at his job the rest of his life? JFK Library should never allowed their staffs talk to any visitors like they talked to me today! All three staffs should read and learn more about the great place where they work and should know more about JFK's life, his works, his words, his books, his Presidency and what does JFK means to millions of people on this earth. They sure represent the worse of Boston I have ever encountered and all three work at the JFK Library!!! What a shame! The working environment must be awful at the JFK Library.
  • I went here a few months ago and the place was wonderful. A lot of great history and very interesting stuff I never would have known before. My brother in law who was visiting from Mexico enjoyed it a lot too. The staff was very friendly and everyone greeted us with a smile.