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John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, Boston

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#3 of 334 in Museums in Massachusetts
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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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  • We spent about four hours at the museum on a rainy day. This was our fifth presidential library. I appreciate the films providing information ahead of the exhibits - the first one and the one about....  more
    We spent about four hours at the museum on a rainy day. This was our fifth presidential library. I appreciate the films providing information ahead of the exhibits - the first one and the one about....  more »
  • This was a wonderful Presidential Library to visit. The library begins when Kennedy gets the Presidential nomination in the late 50"s and goes through his presidency until 1963, but not including the....  more
    This was a wonderful Presidential Library to visit. The library begins when Kennedy gets the Presidential nomination in the late 50"s and goes through his presidency until 1963, but not including the....  more »
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  • One of the coolest experiences of my life. The museum is an amazing place. They start you off with a video of JFK's life, and then it takes you through a chronological journey through his early years all the way to the presidency. There are a lot of historical artifacts from his life here, and a wonderful representation of what the oval office looked like when he was in office. You can feel his Spirit here, and I would highly recommend this to anyone's bucket list.
  • JFK Presidential Museum is a must see! The museum is very well-organized and designed. It took around 2ish hours to visit the museum. It begins with a short video/overview of JFK and then leads to his 1960 campaign, his presidency, family, and impact, among many other things. It was very interesting to learn about JFK’s fundamental role in the peace corps, space corps, and disabilities advocacy. However, the museum does not have much on JFK’s assassination and perhaps creates an overly picturesque view on JFK. The museum pavilion includes beautiful waterfront views of Dorchester Bay with Boston city views in the background. Ticket prices varies from $10-18 with standard adult tickets at $18.

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