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Learn about US democracy at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute


In the city that saw the birth of the United States of America, a fascinating museum illustrates the mechanics of one of the world's largest and oldest democracies.

Edward Moore ‘Ted' Kennedy, the younger brother of John F. Kennedy and a US senator for 47 years, dreamed of creating a museum that would highlight the importance of democracy and the role of the US Senate. It was finally inaugurated by Barack and Michelle Obama in March 2015, six year's after Kennedy's death. Not far from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, this 6,000-square-metre building takes visitors on an interactive and immersive journey into the history of the US Senate.

In an identical replica of the US Senate Chamber, slip into the skin of a senator, and, with the aid of a tablet, take part in discussions, negotiations, and voting. The high-tech museum also includes a life-size reproduction of the office of Edward M. Kennedy and a portrait gallery.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
210 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

+1 617 740 7000

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