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“You must visit here when visiting Dallas”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Ranked #6 of 263 things to do in Dallas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I was not born when JFK was shot but even I am aware of the fascination with the Kennedy family. The museum is fantastic. You are provided with an audio guide which gives you some of the history of the family and what was going on locally at the time.

You can easily spend a couple of hours here so it's really good value for money. Looking out the window to see the X marked on the street where the car was when JFK was shot is quite a sobering experience. It really brings it home to you.

There is also lots of detail about the subsequent investigation which is fascinating. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Thank Joanne L
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I took a history buff to see this historic site and museum when we traveled to Dallas and he thought it was very well done. So did I. It is a must see for everyone travelling to Dallas. No denying the history and significance in our history and you get to see it hands on.
It gets crowded at peak times, wish they would control the times better, but it was worth it even in peak time. Not recommended for young children as they would get bored and there is so much to listen and read, it would be difficult to do it with children.
Parking onsite for $10.

Thank Will C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This was a memorable trip with my family. Visiting the exact location where President Kennedy was assassinated was reliving history. I was in elementary school when this happened, but had the annual JFK book report and projects each year throughout my school years. Although my adult children only know his story thru history, to actually walk the path of history had them in awe of the reality of what actually happened. We spent over four hours inside this museum, there's so many exhibits to see, photos, artifacts, videos to watch, and explore. It is very well organized and geared for all ages, with the gift shop at the exit. A bit pricey to get in, but, I'm glad we did this. They did accept our college ID's and that offered a small discount. We also walked outside to the street, where there is an 'X' painted in green in the middle of the street, where JFK was shot in his car. Surreal. Parking on premises. This is one of those museums that you just don't miss when your'e in Dallas!!
I would recommend this to everyone, and, yes, I would definitely go again! And save your tickets, they are a work of art. Enjoy!

Thank debinny
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Before enjoying the inside of the Texas School Book Depository it is important to recall some history details:
1. President and Mrs. Kennedy had landed at Dallas Love Field and proceeded on the motorcade in the Presidential Limo.
2. It was a 1961 open top 4 door Lincoln Convertible.
3. JFK's car approached intersection of Houston and Elm Streets.
4. At the extreme west end of Main Street the motorcade turned right right on Houston Street and proceeded north for one block in order to make a left turn on Elm Street.
5. Presidential Assassin knew that the Limo would slow down and waited and took this advantage.
6. He was waiting in the Sniper's Nest on the 6th Floor with an Italian manual bolt action rifle with a telescopic sight.
7. Now look and note the first X on Elm Street
8. The first X represents the first shot (non lethal) or the neck wound.
9. Look a few more yards and note the second X or the fatal head wound.
10. Look up at the 6th Floor window where the Sniper shot the fatal wound.
11. The U.S. Secret Service now does not allow the President to ride in an open air limo.
12. Also the President's route is not published.
14. After the assassination agents switched to 357 S&W Model 19 to put down an assailant quickly.
15. Then they switched to the side arm Sig Sauer p229 semi auto.
16. Please note and realize that the Assassination site is still preserved as it was that fateful day.
17. Now take a few moments to reflect history and you are ready to go inside the Depository.

Thank UptownCarlos
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I am a bit of a history buff, so I found this museum to be very interesting. The exhibit does a great job of explaining the Kennedy family and the state of the country leading up to JFK being elected. There are a lot of videos that showcase JFK's presidency and what was going on in the world during this time. The details of the assignation and what happened after is also detailed throughly. If you plan on visiting, make sure you block at least three hours, as there is a lot to see. Crowds can be a bit much, so you may have to wait before getting up to an exhibit or watching a video. All in all, a must-do when you visit Dallas.

Thank MeganMonte
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Thank you for the review. We are pleased to know your trip to the Museum was very memorable.

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