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The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is the #2 ranked museum in Boston, according to TripAdvisor travelers as of October 2017. And you can save $2 on adult admission and $1 on youth admission when you buy tickets at the Museum, using the promotion code TripAdvisor 2017. Children 12 and under are FREE. Offer expires April 1, 2018.

What TripAdvisor Travelers Say*

"Amazing - a walk through history!"
The JFK Presidential Library and Museum... a must visit when in Boston... an extraordinary range of exhibits and personal items... an unforgettable 3 hour journey through American history and the life of a truly remarkable man. The legacy of JFK lives on at this amazing memorial.

"Fantastic!"
Went with our son who we were visiting at college for the weekend. We all loved it. Interesting and well organized. We spent 3 hours there and we all loved it

"Amazing place"
... very easy to get here. What an amazing place and such a great tribute to a great man. To start with you watch a film about his life before his presidency, then you follow his life through different rooms, it is all totally amazing, as well as quite sad... his museum is located in a beautiful location overlooking Boston harbour.

"Fabulous"
It was wonderful...a remarkable history lesson. All his major speeches on film -wonderful! If in the area this is a 'must visit.'

"This is the place to go to learn about this man."
Could have easily spent a day there. A fantastic building in a beautiful location overlooking Boston bay.

"Fascinating!!!"
We especially loved going through the "100" artifacts to celebrate Kennedy's birthday. This museum could be done in an hour or several hours. It just depends on how much a person wants to pay attention to everything. There are videos to watch and lots of artifacts.

* According to TripAdvisor travelers as of October 2017

Hours

The Museum is open seven (7) days per week, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The start time for the last introductory film of the day is at 3:55 p.m.

We are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Admission

Adults   $14
Seniors 62+   $12
College Students with ID   $12
Youth/Teens 13-17   $10
US Armed Forces Veterans   $10

Transportation & Directions

Public Transportation

The closest stop on the T, the local public transport system, is JFK/UMASS on the MBTA's Red Line. We offer a free shuttle bus from this station to the Library and Museum.

Bus #2 runs every 15 minutes from the bus shelter on the ground level at the JFK/UMass T station. There is signage at the T stop indicating the pick-up location for Bus #2. The bus will make stops at UMass and the Massachusetts State Archives before stopping at the JFK Library.

Driving Directions

Special note: UMass Boston is under construction, which affects traffic to the JFK Library. There is special signage to direct you to our location on Columbia Point.

Google Maps | Map Quest

With GPS:
Please use this address: 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125*

*This address is for GPS purposes only; it is not the actual street nor mailing address for the Library.

From the South:
Take Route 3/I-93 (Southeast Expressway) to exit 14. At the end of the ramp, merge onto Morrissey Boulevard. Follow the signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.

From the North:
Take I-93 or I-95 south to Boston and onto the Southeast Expressway (Route 3/I-93). Take exit 15 and follow the signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.

From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to exit 24C (Route 3/I-93), southbound to Exit 15. Follow signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.

Parking

Parking is free for Museum visitors. Free motorcoach parking is also available – please contact the Group Visits office.

In the Building

The Museum Café

The café serves light meals and beverages from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The café is located on the entrance level and has a maximum capacity of 45.

Luggage Policy

Luggage, backpacks and carry-ons may not be checked at the Library. These items are permitted to be carried with you through the Museum.

Accessibility

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. You may also use 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service.

Lost and Found

Please inquire at our Security Office regarding lost belongings at 617.514.1555.

Need More Information?

Please review our frequently asked questions if you have questions that haven't been answered by the information above.

Address Info:

Mailing Address & Phone:

JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Tel: (617) 514-1600
Toll-free (866) JFK-1960


GPS Address:

220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125

Museum Programs Calendar

Docent leads a Highlights Tour

View the dates and times for upcoming walk-in Museum Programs.