John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, Boston

4.6
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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  • If you're at all interested in presidential history generally or JFK specifically, don't miss this presidential library! It had some really great artifacts and a well-made introductory film using clip...  more »
  • You only need 1-2 hours to go through this museum depending on ow deep you want to delve. It is worth the visit. Great, open space. The curators captured the era very well in the galleries.  more »
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  • Beautiful arciticture and enjoyable trip. The design of the museum brings history and entertainment together. There is creativity in presentation. It does student and child discount. Take your kids their, let them know history in a fun way. This museum is located in a nice area near the water good for walks and taking pictures.
  • This was my first presidential library experience and it was wonderful. Reading his words gave me hope that maybe American can get back to greatness and to a place of tolerance. Reading the speech he was to give the day of his death was perhaps the greatest treasure the library has. I encourage all to visit and to get back to something greater than oneself.

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