The Museum is open seven (7) days per week, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The start time for the last introductory film of the day is at 3:55 p.m.

We are closed on the following holidays:

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

We close at 2:00 p.m. on the following days:

  • Day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 22)
  • Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24)
  • New Year's Eve (Sunday, December 31)

The JFK Library and Museum will close at 3:30 PM, with final admission at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 20.


Adults   $14
Seniors 62+   $12
College Students with ID   $12
Youth/Teens 13-17   $10
US Armed Forces Veterans   $10


Veterans receive free admission from Saturday, November 4 through Sunday, November 12.

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


  • Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations.
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute visitors receive a $2 (USD) discount during a same day visit to the JFK Library. Show your valid EMK Institute ticket at admissions. Not valid with any other offers; some restrictions may apply.
  • EBT Card to Culture Program - $4 per person above age 12. Up to 4 people per card.
  • Massachusetts college and university students receive $6 admission with valid ID.

Gift Certificates:

Gift Certificates are available for purchase with cash or credit card at our Admissions Desk in the Main Lobby, or by calling our Admissions Desk at 617.514.1569. Phone orders will be processed using your credit card.

Transportation & Directions

Public Transportation

The closest stop on the T, the local public transport system, is JFK/UMASS on the MBTA's Red Line. We offer a free shuttle bus from this station to the Library and Museum.

Bus #2 runs every 15 minutes from the bus shelter on the ground level at the JFK/UMass T station. There is signage at the T stop indicating the pick-up location for Bus #2. The bus will make stops at UMass and the Massachusetts State Archives before stopping at the JFK Library.

Driving Directions

Special note: UMass Boston is under construction, which affects traffic to the JFK Library. There is special signage to direct you to our location on Columbia Point.

Google Maps | Map Quest

With GPS:
Please use this address: 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125*

*This address is for GPS purposes only; it is not the actual street nor mailing address for the Library.

From the South:
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:
Take I-93 or I-95 south to Boston and onto the Southeast Expressway (Route 3/I-93). Take exit 15 and follow the signs to the JFK Library and Museum and the University of Massachusetts.

From the West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (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.


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

In the Building

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.

Need More Information?

Please review our frequently asked questions if you have questions that haven't been answered by the information above.

Address Info:

Mailing Address & Phone:

JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Tel: (617) 514-1600
Toll-free (866) JFK-1960

GPS Address:

220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125

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