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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

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Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number:
+1 214-747-6660
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building...

Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Online ticketing is now available through our website.

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US$15.99*
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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US$46.00*
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Looking out those windows to the street - a solemn moment...

Well presented source of information about JFK's life and assassination. Floor seemed crowded in areas were videos were playing. Sad piece of history and to see it first hand... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well presented source of information about JFK's life and assassination. Floor seemed crowded in areas were videos were playing. Sad piece of history and to see it first hand from where the shooter sat - sobering. Paid parking is behind the building - or you can park in a nearby car park.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must if you are visiting or have moved to Dallas. There is so much history here and the museum does a great job of portraying all of the events. You are able to see the window where Lee Harvey Oswald shot out of and they have it staged exactly as it was at that time. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well done. Factual. Informative. Classy. A must see in Dallas. And worth the $16. Self guided audio tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have taken many visitors to Dallas to this museum and every time I learn something new as well. Always take the audio tour as it's completely worth the extra few bucks to gain that prepective. Makes you wonder what else the government and Texas politics were doing at that time. This is a not to miss museum/event in Dallas!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very well done on the historical aspects of the Kennedy Assassination in Dallas. They did an excellent job putting this together.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is an eerie feeling visiting this place. Even for those of us who were not yet born or were too little to know at the time...I am neither a history buff nor conspiracy theorist, but visiting this well-put-together and informative rememberance is time travel. I visited well before March 2016, but cannot choose a date prior to...sorry.

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Many queues, first for tickets then to enter then to pick up audio guide. The displays were very crowded and the audio guide difficult to operate and follow. Very interesting history of course, but it could be much better presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Dallas and were able to bring our family to this museum. Our kids 8 and 10 really enjoyed learning the history of JFK. The pictures, narrated tour, artifacts were really fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good collection and presentation of this part of American history. Both a historically significant locations and good information and presentation of a important moment in history. The design and access is well carried out.

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Nicely done with audio devices in lieu of a tour guide, however having a person to answer questions would have been nice.

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