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

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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (also known as the EMK Institute) is a specialty museum and non-profit educational institution on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. Named for U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, the Institute contains a full-scale reproduction of the United States Senate Chamber, a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington, D.C. office, and digital exhibits. Despite being donated to the Institute in 2012 as part of a "mission of educating the public about the U.S. government, invigorating public discourse, emphasizing the importance of bipartisanship, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the public square," the Kennedy Compound was later revealed in 2019 to still have private residence.
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  • I know that politics may sound dry at the outset, but honestly, this was such a refreshing, hands on way to learn about and experience how the Senate works. The museum is a wonderful and fitting...  more »
  • Each time I'm in Boston (twice a year), I need at least one day to enjoy the activities at the Institute and the JFK Library. I'm a member of both for several years. Because we need this history...  more »
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  • A great place to carry kids to learn more about Massachusetts and himself Edward M Kennedy plus everything is technologized so it won't be boring
  • This was incredible. Making it interactive was brilliant. Very creative and informative.

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