BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced Wednesday it will reopen to the public on July 3 with reduced hours.
The museum will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the museum will also be free in July and August in "appreciation of the significant sacrifices that were made by everyone over the past year to keep people safe," according to the Library.
"We are so pleased to welcome our visitors back to the Library and Museum,” JFK Library Director Alan Price said in a statement. “We know this year has been incredibly hard on individuals and families across our city, state, and country. We hope by making admission free this summer that many can come and find some relief by visiting our Museum on beautiful Columbia Point. We are grateful to all those who helped get us through the pandemic safely."
Tickets have to be reserved in advance. The last ticket of the day will be for a 12:45 p.m. entry. Free tickets will become available online starting on June 27.
Several COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place, including a timed entry. Guests will only be able to enter at the time that is stamped on their ticket.
Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks. However, they will be required for not-fully vaccinated people.
The Library's research room and Museum theaters will remain closed. The free UMass shuttle bus to the Library will be suspended for the summer.