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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3301
+1 214-747-6660
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One of Texas’ most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository building, where evidence of a sniper was found after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Much of the exhibit space looks as it appeared in the 1960s. Highlights include a sniper’s perch, the FBI model used by the Warren Commission, an original teletype machine that first transmitted news of the president’s death, Oswald’s wedding ring, historic films, photos and more. An interactive display overlooks Dealey Plaza. Admission includes an audio guide, available in eight languages including ASL. The museum is open daily in 2018 except Christmas. Timed tickets can be purchased in advance at jfk.org.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After living in Dallas for a number of years and wanting to visit the museum, we finally got around to it. It was more than we expected - it’s a bit of a Kennedy presidential museum that also touches on the tragic events surrounding his...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to dive deep into an experience that haunts and inspires you at the same time then you want to visit this museum. The eye opening part isn't the museum but the fact that this building is still a working State building for...More

Thank Josh D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well executed Museum. It rales you right back to that time and gave me goosebumps when it describes thecsecond by second picture slides. Museums like this, that bring history to life, are the best kind! Highly recommend everyone see this!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many people signed up for a ticket and timeslot online, which by my estimation saved them a grand total of 3 minutes. Due to the very limited space, the crowds are only allowed to trickle in very slowly. We got there before they opened, and...More

Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is a must see if you are in the area. Lots of history My recommendation is that you buy your tickets in advance. We did not and so we had to wait in the hallway outside the museum ticket area for awhile. Then...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is just simply a great place to visit! There is a ton of information that will open your eyes of what happened (officially and Unofficially) I will recommend teenagers and up to visit this so they can get an idea of the world works......More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Dallas or the area, the 6th Floor Book Depository Museum is a must-see. The exhibit is comprehensive and covers before and after Kennedy's assassination as well as that fateful day itself. The exhibit gives the visitor the context of the times...More

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While in Dallas for business and pleasure I wanted to instill some knowledge in the children we had with us. It was a wonderful experience here. Very detailed an interesting tour. Our kids State engage in focus from the start till the very end thank...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm a student of history. Served 25 years in the military in which many of my trips landed me in Dallas. This was the first time my family and I had visited Daley Plaza. I've always been interested in the stories behind the assassination of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great place to see. Very historical obviously, but not boring. Definitely go if you've got the time. :)

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Gary D
May 30, 2018|
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Response from sah227 | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus tour as well and you do follow the route of the motorcade but you also see where the officer was shot by Oswald and the house and theater that was part of that day.
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Bruce A
November 7, 2017|
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Response from heathermcalister2 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about that - I have only ever parked my car in the lot next to the museum. I would call the museum directly & ask them where to park. 214-747-6660
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Mireya V
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Gene I | Reviewed this property |
Is not far from Love Field.
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