Our 2-day Trolley tickets were done, so the subway was our means of transportation on day #3. The first thing on the agenda was visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The subway station was just a short walk from our hotel. It was Jerry's first time to ever ride a subway, and for me it brought back memories of England's underground tube.
It's always a bit unnerving hoping you're getting on the right subway, but people were very helpful.
The museum is located at Columbia Point next to the University of Massachusetts at Boston. A free shuttle transported us from the subway station to the museum. Completed in 1979, the museum was well worth touring.
~ Wall just inside the museum ~
Before entering a theater to watch an introductory JFK film, we went through the first exhibit - "Young Jack" - highlighting his life before politics. It covered his childhood, education, military service, and brief stint as a journalist.
There were 22 exhibits. [Aren't you glad I didn't take pictures of all of them? ;-)] Below is the White House Corridor with the Presidential Seal.
Replica of the Oval Office filled with President Kennedy's furnishings.
A few of Jackie's dresses and gowns were displayed, along with an explanation of the event where she wore them. I especially enjoyed the First Lady exhibit. Jackie wore the two-piece red dress [below] when she gave a tour of the restored White House on national television on Valentine's Day 1962. She won an honorary Emmy for that program that I still remember watching.
The museum had a fabulous gift shop, but the only thing I purchased was a commemorative book.
After touring the museum, we rode the subway into Boston for a lobster dinner at Tia's on Long Wharf.
You can't go to Boston without eating lobster, but I've concluded I'm not a lobster person. They're messy and a lot of work to eat. I'll stick with shrimp or crab cakes.
After dinner we walked along the harbor in a beautiful park in Boston's historic north end before taking the subway back to our hotel.
[Statue of Christopher Columbus]
We left Boston early the next morning and flew to New York City where our son and daughter-in-law were waiting to be our tour guides in the Big Apple. We loved Boston and look forward to a return visit. I hope you enjoyed traveling along with us via my blog.