John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

Picture of the John F. Kennedy Library, Dorchester, MA

John F. Kennedy Library

If you want to learn all there is to know about the life and legacy of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, then, make your way to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This impressive and rather dramatic venue is located on a 10-acre park with an impressive panoramic view of Boston’s skyline and the Harbor Islands. It is located in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, adjacent to the Massachusetts Archives and the University of Massachusetts Boston Harbor campus.

The Library and Museum is the official repository for all Kennedy Administration correspondence, papers, and historical materials, a wide variety of items from the personal homes of the Kennedy family such as letters, the family Bible on which the President took the oath of office, items from his desk in the Oval Office, trophies he won as a young man, and much more. It also is the storage place for both published and unpublished works such as books and papers by and about famed writer, Ernest Hemingway.

In 1979, the Library and Museum were dedicated by President Jimmy Carter and Kennedy family members.

This library is operated and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration in accordance with the Presidential Libraries Acts of 1955 and 1986. It can be accessed by auto, via Interstate 93 or by shuttle bus from the JFK/UMass stop on the Boston subway Red line.

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John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-514-1600 or 866-535-1960

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