John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of President of our nation's thirty-fifth and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Thomas J. Putnam serves as the Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
The aim of the museum is to advance the study and understanding of the life of President Kennedy and his career and the times in which he lived. The museum promotes a greater appreciation of the cultural and political heritage of the United States as well as the process of governing and the importance of public service. The museum provides more than just information but a means of how we can serve our country in a respectful and constructive way.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 9:00 to 5:00 pm except New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The last time for the introductory movie is at 3:55 pm. The Research Room is open 8:30-4:30 by appointment and is closed on weekends and holidays. The admission price is adults $12.00, seniors (62 years and older) and students (with valid college ID) $10.00, ages 13-17 $9.00, and under 12 free.
Tours for groups of 12 or more are eligible for a discount with group tour bookings. Students in grades K-12 schools in New England in a tour group of education are eligible for free admission.
The best way to buy advanced tickets can be redeemed at the admissions desk. Gift certificates are available through the admission desk in the main lobby by cash or credit card, or by calling the admissions desk.
The Library and Museum is easily accessible by public transport. Take the MBTA Rapid Transit, Red Line (any red line train) to JFK / UMass station. There is a free bus to the library every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 am and running until Museum closing. Buses marked JFK should be taken. The Library and Museum is located at Columbia Point in Boston near Route I-93. From the south via the car, take Route 3/I-93 (Southeast Expressway) to Exit 14. At the end of the ramp, merge onto Morrissey Boulevard. Follow signs to the Library and Museum John F. Kennedy and the University of Massachusetts. Parking is free for Museum visitors. Free coach parking is also available.
The cafe serves light fare and drinks from 9:00-5:00 daily. The cafeteria is located on the ground floor and has a maximum capacity of 45. Prices vary but provide a reasonable source of food. The cafy is a great place to stop for lunch while spending the day at the museum.
Wheelchairs are available at the admission desk of visitors on a first come, first served basis. Video presentations at the Museum are captioned for hearing impaired visitors. Interpreting American Sign Language is available in advance - the service department can be contacted for further information and accommodations.