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

Special Offers

Massachusetts Library Pass Program

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate’s Massachusetts Public Library Pass Program provides public libraries an opportunity to offer passes to their patrons for discounted admission to the Institute. Each participating library will receive one (1) pass valid for two (2) discounted tickets (a co-pay of $7) for each day the Institute is open to the public.

The Library Pass Program annual enrollment fee is $156. Click here to access the program’s enrollment form.

Please contact for additional information.

Hotel Packages

Omni Parker House

Celebrating 160 years of service excellence, this grand luxury hotel has been symbolic to Boston’s rich history and culture since 1855 and is the ideal location from which to experience Boston. Located in the heart of downtown, the Omni Parker House is located directly along the Freedom Trail and within walking distance to all of Boston’s major attractions, including the Boston Common and Public Gardens, Beacon Hill, Downtown Crossing, Faneuil Hall, the North End and Government Center. Come and experience the seamless blend of modern amenities and historic charm at America’s longest continuously-operating hotel.

Kennedy Legacy Package

• Deluxe room accommodations
• 5% off best available rates
• Daily breakfast buffet in Parker’s Restaurant for each registered guest
• One (1) ticket per registered guest to the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate
• One (1) ticket per registered guest to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

To book this package please click here.

In The Area

Museums & Attractions

The Institute’s facility is a 68,000 square foot building located on Columbia Point on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) and next door to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum, which houses the Commonwealth’s original copy of the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence among many other relevant archival and educational resources. The Institute is also near the Boston HarborWalk, where visitors can walk, run, cycle or have a picnic along the waterfront.


DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside (1.4 miles)
Courtyard Boston-South Boston (2.2 miles)
Holiday Inn Express South Boston (2.3 miles)
Ramada Boston (3.1 miles)
Comfort Inn Boston (3.3 miles)