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.
Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Min/Max size: Minimum 12; Maximum 150, with groups over 150 welcome to stagger entry
- Adults: $12.00
- Seniors: $10.00
- College Students: $10.00
-Youths ages 13 — 17: $9.00
-Children ages 12 and under: Free
-Comp. policy: 2 free admissions per 50 individuals
Length of Visit: Recommend minimum visit of 1 hour 30 minutes
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.
Accessibility: The Museum is entirely accessible. Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and/or visually impaired visitors may schedule guided assistance through the Museum with advanced reservation.
Parking Info: Free motorcoach parking is available, with 8 bus parking spaces. We ask that all pick-up and drop-off of passengers occur in the bus lot.
Chaperone Policy: One chaperone per ten students
Performance Opportunities: Choirs and string orchestras can perform in our 115 foot tall glass Pavilion, overlooking Boston and the harbor. Bands can perform outside at our entry plaza. All performances must schedule a group visit and register with Group Visits as a performing group.