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John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy brought a new sense of style to the White House. From small private parties to state dinners to lavish affairs, the Kennedys always entertained with warmth, hospitality and grace. Their commitment to culture, art and music inspired an American renaissance in imagination and creativity. That spirit lives on today at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. As part of our mission to celebrate John F. Kennedy's vision, we invite you to share in his legacy of leadership, inspiration and gracious entertaining.


John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Accessibility Information

Wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Admission Desk on a first come, first served basis. Video presentations in the Museum are captioned for hearing-impaired visitors. American Sign Language interpretation is available with advance notice. Please contact our Visitor Services department at 617-514-1569 for more information.


Parking is free for Museum visitors.


The Museum is open seven (7) days per week from 9:00AM-5:00PM. The start time for the last introductory film of the day is at 3:55PM. We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Adults: $14; Seniors (62+): $12; College Students with ID: $12; Youth/Teens (13-17): $10; U.S. Armed Forces Veterans: $10; Members of the JFK Presidential Library and Museum: FREE; Members of any Presidential Library operated by the National Archives: FREE; Members of the John F. Kennedy Library New Frontier Network: FREE; Children 12 and under: FREE; U.S. Armed Forces Active Duty Personnel with ID: FREE; Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations. Edward M. Kennedy Institute visitors receive a $2 (USD) discount during a same day visit to the JFK Library with valid Edward M. Kennedy Institute ticket. Not valid with any other offers; some restrictions may apply.


  • Formal dinner in Smith Hall


  • Part 1: The Swearing in and Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961.

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