The John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s official memorial to John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Visitors are invited to step into the early 1960’s and experience the Kennedy White House via curated museum pieces and high definition, large-screen projections and interactive displays which bring to life the iconic moments of JFK’s presidency. Situated along the Boston Harbor, the Kennedy Library offers a breathtaking view of Boston skyline, framed by the visionary architectural design of I.M. Pei. The Kennedy Library is one of thirteen Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the only Presidential Library in New England. At Presidential Libraries, history lives beyond the pages of a textbook or the walls of a classroom, and the past becomes the present for all generations to experience.

Contact: Ian S. Shepherd

Address: Columbia Point, Boston MA 02125

Phone: 617-514-1589



Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm, every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days

Min/Max: No minimum and no maximum, but staggering may be required

Group Rates:

Adults: $12
Seniors (ages 62 and over)/College Students: $10
Youths (ages 13 to 17): $9
Children (ages 12 and under): Free

Performance Space: Pavilion, overlooking Boston Harbor. Choirs and string orchestras may perform with advanced reservation.

Food: Public Café, 50 seats. Group Tour Dining options with private waterfront spaces are available with advanced reservation.

Gift Shop: The Museum Store offers a wide variety of gifts and memorabilia relating to John and Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as special exhibits currently on display.

Handicap Access: Yes
Parking: Yes, with approximately 200 car parking spaces
Parking Fee: No; parking is free with admission
Bus Parking: Yes, with 8 motor coach spaces
Bus Parking Fee: No
Additional Bus Parking Info: We ask that all pick-up and drop-off of passengers occur in the bus lot.

Chaperone Policy: We ask that there be one chaperone per ten students