The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library brings the Kennedy era back to life. The museum is home to displays of the Kennedy family, Kennedy Nixon, the space program, the Cuban missile crisis and a lot more. The museum is indeed interesting and impressive. It is filled with history and a guided tour is best to know about the historic details. A visit to this museum is suitable for all ages and should not be missed when in Boston. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Boston itinerary 5 days.
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- Adults: $14
- Seniors (62+): $12
- College Students with ID: $12
- Youth/Teens (13-17): $10
- US Armed Forces Veterans: $10
- Children 12 and under: FREE
- Members of the JFK Presidential Library and Museum: FREE
- Members of any Presidential Library operated by the National Archives: FREE
- Members of the John F. Kennedy Library New Frontier Network: FREE
- US Armed Forces Active Duty Personnel with ID: FREE
- Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.
- The start time for the last introductory film of the day is at 3:55 pm
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Amazing place from the beautiful building on the waterfront to the thoughtfully laid out exhibits. Going from the almost dark warehouse-like campaign exhibits to the bright and posh White House decor is quite the transformation to walk through. I've been here several times and the staff is always very friendly and helpful. This time I caught part of the guided tour which I highly recommend. Get there early and plan on spending a minimum of 2 or 3 hours. Definitely catch the short film when you first walk in as well as the one in the Cuban Missile Crises. Both very interesting and informative. Before, or after, take a walk on the harborwalk next to the museum and take in the architecture of the building and amazing water views. The only drawback, and the reason for 4 stars and not 5, is there's not enough on display considering what must be stored in the 7 stories above the exhibit. Especially pertaining to his personal life. Also, there's a treasure of Ernest Hemingway's personal items stored up there as well and they barely scratch the surface on it. There's 100 milestones and mementos" on display through Nov. 2019 that might be easy to miss if you're not aware of it that's worth checking out as well.
What a striking and magnificent building! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is really one-of-a-kind! You will find yourself enthralled in the history of life, leadership and legacy of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States. So much respect and admiration for his dedication and enthusiasm for public service! Lots of fascinating and eye-catching exhibits including his family photographs and political memorabilia! Given its strategic location, you will also be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Boston Harbor! In a nutshell, don’t ever leave Boston without checking out the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum!
This was my first visit to a presidential library. Great architrcture and location for the library. Exhibits are also great. There are nice exhibits on great accomplishments of JFK such as space program, peace corps etc. But not much on blunders of JFK administration such as Bay of Pigs invasion or escalation of Vietnam war. I think it is important to show the mistakes along with the accomplishments so that future generations can learn from it!
JFK's political and personal life is well-documented and is probably the most covered among US Presidents. Those familiar with his story and the issues of the day will probably not learn anything new or surprising here, but might appreciate seeing memorabilia not just of the President but also his equally famous wife. Those who wish to learn more about him will probably find the exhibitions informative and insightful. There is also a small section of the museum dedicated to JFK's brother Robert, whose life also ended tragically when he was assassinated in 1968. The building is an architectural eye-candy and is an attraction in its own right. You can tell that it was designed specifically to wow visitors with sweeping views of Boston's skyline and harbor. The area, however, is a food desert so if you get hungry, the only option is the on-site cafeteria that serves simple breakfast, snacks, and meals. Thankfully, prices are fair and not hyper-inflated. For those taking public transportation, you can take the subway to the JFK/UMass station (red line) and then transfer via the free shuttle just outside the station. You can also walk from the subway station to the museum, which should take roughly 20 minutes for the average person.
Such a wonderful library. For a true American President. A must see!! We're from Minnesota and try to go every time in the area. Directly on the water. Can see JFK's sail boat as well. Spectacular building. Close your eyes and you can just picture all the Kennedy's around you. Fabulous pictures and stories of his past and presidency and assassination.