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“Beautiful Setting and Very Well Organised”

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
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US$72,00*
and up
Boston Explorer Pass
Ranked #7 of 358 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members. The striking, I.M. Pei-designed building overlooks the water and the Boston skyline.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Easy to get to by the Metro and free bus shuttle. Stunning setting overlooking the bay. Excellent layout with informative exhibits with film and TV clips of speeches. The atrium is a beautiful quiet space with a huge US flag hanging from the roof. Clean and reasonable Cafe within the site. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I was not really planning to visit the museum, but my son wanted to go, so we went. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a few new things about the former President. The layout of the museum is easy to follow and informative. I loved the various videos and associated items. Transportation to the site was easy (subway, then free shuttle). Reasonable cost with discounts for college students, seniors, etc.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This was very nicely done. Lots of artifacts and video footage of the past. I learned a lot. My wife is super knowledgeable about JFK and she even learned some stuff.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Terrific commentary, great views, terrific photos and a sense of history . This is a must-visit on every visitor's log

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I would have liked to have seen more personal items. The location is very nice. It will only take a couple of hours to go through it.

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