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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a dynamic, interactive experience in democracy. Visit our full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, see a replica of Senator Kennedy's Washington office, and...more
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210 William T Morrissey Blvd, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3314
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spoke at length with Jake, who was both passionate and knowledgeable about both the Senator and the Institute, we may not have enjoyed the experience as much without him. There's a lot to see here, so tske your time and seek out Jake, he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and fun place to visit. Really liked the hands on quality of the place. Helpful and knowledgeable staff

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

It is well organized and includes a full scale model of the Senate chamber where interactive programs put you in the seat of a senator to become an active participant in the consideration of legislation. The only thing preventing 5 stars was the wifi was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kennedy_Institute, Marketing Team at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thank you for your review, Maurie R.

Reviewed 14 November 2018

We (two seniors) decided to visit this exhibit. We thought it would be similar to the JFK library next door. The entry cost was $14.00 each, which gave us the opportunity to play with tablets, to read various panels on the walls. The only redeeming...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kennedy_Institute, Marketing Team at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, CanuckKips.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is a great historical and political museum. It is interactive and very informative. The replica of the Senate is great and looks authentic. There are sabridged versions of speeches given by U.S. Senators. Mary Grant a former College President is the new CEO and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is a top notch stop on any visitors tour of Boston. It is a bit out of the way on Columbia Point, but is also next door to the JFK Musuem

Date of experience: October 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Kennedy Institute experience.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

From the name, I wasn't sure what to expect, but ended up finding it a wonderful way to spend a few hours in the afternoon! The Senate Chamber, of course, was a highlight, with the staff "impersonations" of famous senate speakers and their abbreviated speaches...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Kennedy Institute experience.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We headed here on a wet afternoon, with no real expectations. When we arrived the staff got us checked in and orientated quickly. The museum has iPad style tablets giving additional information and allowing some interaction with the exhibits. The exhibition space is mainly projected...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is an amazing facility and Edward Kennedy would be proud of how his wishes have been fulfilled. Getting you in the action we the debates, the electronic devices to add information and prespective along the different sections makes it even more fulfilling for those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We visited this museum because it was next door to the JFK museum, which we were visiting, and were pleasantly surprised. It is about how the US political system works and you are given a tablet to access more information. There is also a full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EMK_Institute, External Relations at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Institute experience.

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We do have a café. The Chamber Café offers salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and an espresso bar. The café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It's closed on Mondays and on days when the Institute is... More
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