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Boston Kennedy Library cruise excursion
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Tour the Kennedy Library Museum in Boston to relive the powerful story of the Kennedy's.
Member Image rubysue
10 reviews
Oct 2014

We booked a ship tour in Boston that visited two historical sites. The first, Peacefield, was the home of John and Abigail Adams beginning in 1787 and three additional generations of the Adams family lived here. This tour, with a National Park Service ranger, was one of the best tours we have ever had of any historical building. The ranger was superb, knowing many details about the family and talking about the artifacts we saw in the house, bringing the Adams legacy to life. We also visited the small stone library building built in 1870 to house the papers of John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Charles Adams (ambassador to Great Britain during the Civil War). This is essentially the first Presidential library. After this memorable visit, we spent time at the JFK Presidential Library, which was worthwhile, but not nearly as interesting as Peacefield. The building is dramatic and there are many exhibits about the Kennedy family and legacy; the most interesting was probably the special exhibit on the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tour was very expensive, but the visit to the Adams house was worth the price of admission.

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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image ladymadeline
2 reviews
Oct 2012
We started out by going to Quincy to the John Adams home and library. If you've seen the HBO mini series, John Adams, you will love this tour. The house and library are loaded with items that were actually used by the family. The JFK library is a must see in Boston. Beautiful setting, moving exhibits. We were blessed with a funny and knowledgeable tour guide too!
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Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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