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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

Opens in 19 min: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza, two of the sights forever associated with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-571-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

Can't really say much because my tour guide just drove through on the same route that Kennedy took that fateful day. There were crowds of people milling about so he chose not to park. I still felt an overwhelming sense of the historic significance of...More

Thank gkeager
Reviewed yesterday

The Dealey Plaza has beautiful views and an interesting history. It is definitely worth taking some time to walk around and read the plaques.

Thank Amber N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting and a bit sad to stand at the spot overlooking the Kennedy motorcade. Only a small monument but if you stand a bit you can almost see the motorcade pass. The old school book depository, now called Sixth Floor Museum, is to your...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After visiting the Sixth Floor Museum, I walked around Dealey Plaza. It was surreal to look back towards the building where the shooter was and see the X in the road where JFK was shot. It looks just like it did in the old black...More

Thank 020rmoralez
Reviewed 3 days ago

you can stand here and feel what the moment was so many years ago//firsthand see the small area where a moment changed our country forever

Thank eae777
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whether you are old enough to remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, or whether you learned about it decades later, this is an affecting spot. Think about what happened and try to determine how it has changed our country.

Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the place where Dallas started. The old courthouse is a beautiful structure. Walk around the JFK memorial and take the time to read the plaques. There is an X marked on the street where JFK was fatally wounded. This area was historic before...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The first hand accounts of some people who were present on the day that this tragedy changed our nation is amazing. Listening to all the theories behind this assassination is interesting and eye opening. The people who volunteer their time to be there all day...More

Thank boltzy214
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make time to visit Dealey Plaza. Take the audio tour or there is usually gentlemen that will tour you. Look up, down, around from any angle. There is no restriction of taking pictures, well except for the street. There are two X's on the streets....More

1  Thank hpresas
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very moving to be in the exact place where this horrendous event happened. To see the grassy knoll, the depository sixth floor and the street where President Kennedy travelled on that fateful day was truly sombering.

Thank Patti I
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September 11, 2018|
Response from PeachBelle8288 | Reviewed this property |
I would post on the Dallas forum and one of the locals should be able to help.
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Sean R | Reviewed this property |
You could certainly walk the plaza in the evening as it is an open public area, you just couldn't visit the excellent museum at the book depository.
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Joel M | Reviewed this property |
At most a couple of blocks.