JFK Travel Sites in Boston

Tour President Kennedy in Massachusetts

Boston is a great place to visit to see many different phases of American history, from the Revolution up through President John F. Kennedy.

A visit to Boston gives one a chance to see many different parts of the history of America, and part of that history includes the life of President John F. Kennedy. There are several places to put on the list to see and do throughout the city not only because they are great places to visit, but because they also offer insight into the life of one of our country’s most beloved political figures.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Wanting to know more about the life of President John F. Kennedy during a visit to Boston must include a visit to the JFK Library since it is the central place to learn about the amazing life of this man before he became president and while he was in office. While reviewing the life and politics of the president and his family, visitors will experience pictures, audio and television clips, and interactive exhibits.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It sits overlooking the water at beautiful Columbia Point and can be reached by using public transportation. For those traveling by automobile, free parking is available.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
888-535-1960

Union Oyster House

It’s worth visiting the Union Oyster House simply because it has some of the best seafood in Boston and can also boast that, having been established in 1826, it is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in America.

Beyond that, ask to sit upstairs in a special place called the “Kennedy Booth,” the very place where the future president used to regularly go on Sundays to hang out and read the newspapers while enjoying fresh, local seafood.

Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
617-227-2750

Fairmont Copley Plaza

When this beautiful, historic hotel opened in 1912, it was JFK’s grandfather, Boston Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald who cut the ribbon. The hotel has combined with the JFK Library and Museum to offer a suite that celebrates the public and private life of the president.

Besides offering a wonderful place to stay and an amazing level of service, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is also home to the Oak Room, a luxurious dining room offering steak house fare as well as local seafood.

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617-267-5300

Omni Parker House

Omni Parker House is worth visiting for a variety of reasons. Besides being a classic place to stay with a lot of history, it’s also the place to indulge one’s taste buds as the Boston Cream Pie and famed Parker House rolls were invented there. The hotel is also loaded with Boston history, and its renowned “Press Room” has been the place where a variety of public figures, including JFK, made major announcements.

In 1946, Kennedy, who was already known as a World War II hero, announced his candidacy for Congress, his first public office, at the hotel’s Press Room. In 1954 he held his bachelor party at the hotel’s Press Room before his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier.

OMNI Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
617-227-8600

From a museum to hotels, to a restaurant booth where the future president would read the Sunday papers, Boston offers a variety of sites that offer a chance to find out more about JFK while also having a great vacation.