John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-1600
Toll free (866) JFK-1960


The Museum is open 7 days per week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Our last Introductory Film of the day is at 3:55 p.m.

Museum Admission

Adults $14.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $12.00, Ages 13-17 $10.00, Members and children 12 and under are free.

Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.

Students in grades K-12 from New England Schools on an educational group tour are eligible for free admission. Please contact the Group Tours office for more information at 617.514.1589.

Gift Certificates are Available

The best way to purchase advanced tickets that can be redeemed at our Admissions Desk, and the perfect gift, all year round! Gift Certificates are available through our Admissions Desk in our Main Lobby (by cash or credit card), or by calling our Admissions Desk at 617/514-1569 (by credit card only; VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Available for Adults at $14.00 each, for Seniors and College Students at $12.00 each, and for Children 13-17 for $10.00 each. Members and children 12 and under are always admitted free!


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.’

NEW: UMass Parking and Transportation track all of the in-service shuttle buses servicing the Library, the State Archives and UMass and their off-site parking areas (Shuttles 1, 2, and 3). This mobile app/website shows real-time locations of all busses in service 7 days a week. Anyone can follow the bus on GPS via a mobile app IPhone, Android or on the website at .

Logan Airport:  Please visit

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority:  Please visit

Driving Directions

[Google Maps | Map Quest]

The Library and Museum is located on Columbia Point in Boston close to route I-93.

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 exit 24C (route 3/I-93), southbound to Exit 15. Follow signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.

Directions Using GPS

For those using a GPS device for locating the Library and Museum, please use the following street address (note: this is not the Library's street address):

220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125


Parking is free for Museum visitors. Free motorcoach parking is also available – please contact the Group Visits office.

The Museum Café

The café serves light meals and beverages from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The café is located on the entrance level and has a maximum capacity of 45.

Luggage Policy

Luggage, backpacks and carry-ons may not be checked at the Library. These items are permitted to be carried with you through the Museum.


Wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Admission Desk on a first come, first served basis. Video presentations in the Museum are captioned for hearing-impaired visitors. American Sign Language interpretation is available with advance notice – please contact our visitor services department at 617.514.1569 for more information. You may also use 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (

Lost and Found

Please inquire at our Security Office regarding lost belongings at 617.514.1555.



On Tuesday, October 14, the last museum admission will be at 3:30pm and the building will close at 4pm for a private event. Thank you.

Passport to Presidential Libraries

The “Passport to Presidential Libraries” is a special keepsake booklet that visitors can take on their travels to Presidential Libraries across the nation. More info.