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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, MA

National Archives and Records Administration


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.

Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy.

Come tour our Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.

Students and scholars can also arrange to conduct research using our collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy.

The Kennedy Library is one of 11 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Phone: (866) 535-1960


The Kennedy Library is located on Columbia Point in Boston, close to route I-93.
The Library and Museum is easily accessed by public transportation. Take the MBTA Rapid Transit, Red Line (any red line train) to JFK/UMASS Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the Library every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until Museum closing. Please take the buses marked "JFK."
From the South by automobile: 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 by automobile: Take route I-93 or I-95 south to Boston and onto the Southeast Expressway (route3/I-93). Take exit 15 and follow the signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.
From the West by automobile: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (route I-90) to "Expressway South" (route 3/I-93), southbound to Exit 15. Follow signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts. . helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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