Hours and Admission


The Museum will be open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are closed on these holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Regular admission will end at 3:30 p.m. to give visitors enough time to experience the Museum. Exhibits will close promptly at 5:00 p.m.

We close at 2:30 p.m. on:

  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31)

Regular admission will end at 1:00 p.m. to give visitors enough time to experience the Museum.

Tickets may be purchased on site or in advance online. Cancellations will receive a full refund within a few business days.

Late Nights at the JFK Library

Join us this summer for the first ever Late Nights at the Library! The Museum at the JFK Library will be open for free from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on four special nights, and will host special activities for three of the four nights. Learn more.


Adults $18
Seniors 62+ $12
College Students with ID $12
Youth/Teens 13-17   $10
US Armed Forces Veterans $4 off Adult or Senior Admission


Discounts and Special Offers:

  • Massachusetts college and university students receive $6 admission with valid student ID.
  • The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a proud partner with public libraries across New England. Check with your local library to see if they participate in our Museum Pass Program which allows individuals to visit the Museum for $3.

Facility Information

  • Luggage, backpacks and carry-ons may not be checked at the Museum. These items are permitted to be carried with you, but may not be left unattended at any point.
  • Photography is encouraged within the Museum, unless otherwise noted on the exhibit wall text. Flash, tripods, selfie-sticks and drones are not permitted.
  • Lost belongings are handled by our Safety and Security Office. Please call 617.514.1555 to inquire after your missing possessions.

What Other Visitors Have Said

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is an iconic attraction in Boston, guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip. Visitors from across the globe have praised the Museum for its representation of JFK’s remarkable life and presidency. Read what others have said about their visit on TripAdvisor.