From Cape Cod, I decided to venture to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum just south of Boston.

JFK was one of those presidents who, in their short life, have made such a significant impact on history. Growing up, he was one of those figures in history who always held me in fascination.

JFK Museum

When I saw a brochure for the JFK Museum, I just had to go.

JFK Museum

 

The admission was $12 for an adult. I asked “what does this get me? is there a tour.” Well the 12 bucks gives you a self-guided tour. Yeah. You walk, you read, you watch videos.

It starts with a 17 min documentary in one of two theatres (see above photo). It documents the life of JFK from childhood, school life, early political career, until his nomination for president.

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From the theatre, it proceeds to a number of exhibits which chronicles JFK’s political career until his assassination in Dallas.

 JFK Museum

JFK Campaign office

JFK Museum

After the pre-president area of course was this whole section devoted to his preidency

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Reproduction of the JFK Oval Office

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This “White House” Hallway has separate rooms with presentations ranging from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Space Race to the Moon.

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There were many exhibits on JFK’s career… but it ended with a few exhibits of post JFK after-effects. The piece of the Berlin wall (on the left) puts to close the cold war era.Acton20091001 070 

The tour exits back to Pavilion which held a spectacular view of Boston harbor.

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All in all… a nice visit.

 

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