"The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum" John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library & Museum Tip by Paul2001

  The I. M. Pei designed building
by Paul2001
  • The I. M. Pei designed building - Boston
      The I. M. Pei designed building
    by Paul2001
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      Astronaut suit and memorabilia
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Located in a majestic I.M. Pei designed building is the utterly fascinating John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This museum a superb tribute to President Kennedy that I think everyone should visit regardless of their political stance.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States and this museum tells the story behind the man and his administration. Upon passing the admissions desk you enter a small theatre where you can see a 17 minute movie narrated by Kennedy himself which documents his life up until his run for the White House. You then descend into the main floor of the museum and proceed through various chambers which tell you about the election of Kennedy and about the legacy of his administration. I found this all highly interesting as old TV film are used showing the 1960 Democratic convention, the debates against Nixon and election night. There are also life size dioramas that illustrate the times with depictions of the average home the America of 1960. Other exhibits capture the crucial moments of the Kennedy administration such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of manned space flight. There is of course a great deal about the glamour of the administration and the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Finally you enter a black room where you see television coverage of the assissination of President Kennedy and the funeral that followed. It is all very moving.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. It cost $10.00 for adults to visit.

Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-514-1550
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

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  • Updated Oct 3, 2007
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