John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

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Columbia Point (1 John F Kennedy Road)
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-1600
History Museum, Library, Museum
Mon–Sun: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Be inspired!
  • No matter your political affiliation, go check out some history.
  • If in the summer, bring a picnic - there are tables in the shade by the water. The best parts are FREE - the picnic area, the view through the glass in the entrance hall, and the parking!
  • All materials held by the Kennedy Library are governed by a formal legal instrument typically, a Deed of Gift - that formally donates materials to our care to be shared with generations to come.
  • Make sure to watch all of the films throughout!
  • Find the coconut Kennedy carved to send a help message after the sinking of the PT 109.
  • Underrated presidential library. They do a lot to recreate the time period.
  • John F. Kennedy museum is a wonderful historical landmark, I really love this video about the Kennedy family and it's history, I strongly recommended for families. #I love this Museum @Ando1776
  • Order something from the web store just to marvel at its expert packaging.
  • The museum is smaller than it looks, so take your time instead of walking through the exhibits in 15 minutes.
  • Take the Shuttle Bus over from the UMASS station. It's a short ride and gives you plenty of time to enjoy the view.
  • Great for exhibits or lounging around the water on a nice day.
  • What a wonderful presidential library. I love it a "bucket list" visit
  • Free tours with admission offered a couple times a day. Great information and good overview of the history of that time period in the early 60's. Lots of good JFK quotes throughout the building.
  • Save $2 ($10 instead of $12) when you present your Terrier Card.
  • Visit your local Boston library and use the museum pass program and pick up a discount pass and only pay $3 to get in. Brilliant! Easy to get there via the redline and a free shuttle to the library.
  • Intro movies start daily at 9:20am, the last one begins 3:55. Budget about 2 hours to see everything.
  • Totally worth it! Cool building and well-done videos.
  • Free wifi in the cafe
  • A clean, geometric building by IM Pei.