The JFK Library at Columbia Point, Boston, is dedicated to preserving the legacy and accomplishments of the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. It is a center of research, an archive of documents from his lifetime and an educational center where visitors can come and learn about JFK and his achievements.
Things to Do
- A rotating collection of permanent and special exhibitions keeps the JFK Library fresh and interesting. The permanent exhibits include displays on his campaign run in 1960, on his use of television to communicate directly with the American people and on his impact on the space race.
- Special exhibits currently include "Superman's Mission For President Kennedy" and "To The Brink: JFK And The Cuban Missile Crisis".
- There are currently a number of programs and events for children going on at the JFK Library. For example "Celebrate!" is a performance series aimed at families and kids from ages 5 and upwards which explores and exhibits the rich and diverse culture of the United States.
- The Library is a great resource for students and teachers. They happily accept school groups on tours and there are a lot of resources on their webpage which can be used in class and for study or student projects. There is plenty more here to aid research of all levels from a huge collection of Kennedy's speeches to an interesting collection of facts on the President.
JFK Library & Museum Insider Tips
- There are various interactive tours and exhibits which you can explore on the Library's website.
- The Museum itself is located in a stunning area. On a ten-acre park over-looking the sea this makes a great family photo opportunity!
- Parking is free for museum visitors.