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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy, wife Jacqueline, and daughter Caroline. Photo by thesmuggler Night-of-the-Swallow

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 1.866.JFK.1960

Since 1979, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has educated the public about President Kennedy’s life and legacy. The building is located on ten acres of parkland and overlooks Boston Harbor. Inside, it has collections, archives, a café, and a gift shop.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

The John F. Kennedy Library is devoted to educating people about the career of President Kennedy. It also teaches about the political process and history of the United States. The library has a large collection of records and the personal papers of President Kennedy, his family, and his administration. It also has a collection of photographs and the personal papers of Ernest Hemingway. The archives are open for use, both online and onsite.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum

The museum exhibits lead you back in time through the career of President Kennedy. First you tour Senator Kennedy’s 1960 campaign trail with his “New Frontier” message. Next you visit replicas of presidential rooms like the Briefing Room, the Attorney General’s office, and the Oval Office. These are filled with personal items from the president and his family. The exhibits also play video footage from important events like the space race and the civil rights movement.

Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum!

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Photo by David Fox

Architect I.M. Pei designed the building to lead out from the dark museum to the vast windows of the café. Here you can look out on the sea where President Kennedy loved to sail and vacation. In the museum store you can buy Kennedy-related books, clothing, collector’s items, and posters. (Editor’s note: Here’s our favorite JFK biography.)

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum welcomes everyone. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for kids 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under. School visits are encouraged. The museum runs planned programs for elementary, middle, and high school groups. For more museums in the area, click here!

   

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