Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a unique, insider’s perspective on the daily workings of the U.S. Senate, one of the most important governmental bodies in the country. This relatively new attraction boasts several state-of-the-art exhibit halls featuring diverse topics such as Senate history and culture and how a bill becomes a law, plus full-scale authentic reproductions of Senator Kennedy’s office and the Senate Chamber itself!
Another popular feature of the Institute is the “Issue of the Day,” where visitors are presented with a new daily topic to guide them through the exhibits. Fans of American history and visitors invested in civic engagement will find much to admire in this attraction.
- Takes about 1½ hrs
- (617) 740-7000
The following groups always receive free general admission:
- All children ages 6 and under
- Massachusetts residents ages 17 and under
- U.S. Active Duty Armed Forces
If you fit any of the criteria above you will not need to have your pass scanned for admission, but you will be asked to provide a valid I.D. upon entry.