Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Plan Your Visit

Café & Gift Store

Institute Café

EMK Cafe

The Chamber Café is a full-service café offering a range of delicious, fresh, and local foods prepared by Gourmet Catering. The menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, and espresso bar. The café features communal seating and operates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Monday and when the Institute is closed to the public).

EMK Gift Shop

Institute Store

Located within the café, the Institute store features an array of American-made gifts and memorabilia inspired by Senator Kennedy, the U.S. Senate, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Luggage and Coat Check

Visitors to the Institute may check their coats, umbrellas, bags, and luggage in the designated Coat Check area once they have received their tickets for entry. During school visits, the Institute will also store backpacks for students. The Institute will not store valuable items and is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.

Lost and Found

The Institute’s Lost and Found is at the Coat Check area. You may also call the Lost and Found desk with any questions via the Institute’s main number, 617-740-7000.

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