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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214-747-6660
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Ranked #3 of 152 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Frederick, Maryland
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259 reviews 259 reviews
88 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Shortly before my trip to Dallas I watched the film Parkland with the intention of touring the area where President Kennedy was assassinated 50 years earlier. There are a number of different JFK tours available in Dallas, but this is the place everyone must see. The first thing you need to do is get here and park. If you're clueless... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very educational and somber experience. I would highly recommend. One of those rare chances to stand in a spot where world history was made.

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Hesperus, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I think this is a great museum, very thoroughly put together. So thorough, in fact, that it took longer than I thought to get through it all. I started out really reading everything and listening to everything. I was getting a bit hungry and tired after a while. Finally, I had to get a bit selective about what I fully... More

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Double Oak, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is the real deal, and not the product of conspiracy or conservative efforts. In fact, the museum presents the facts and let's the visitor draw his own conclusions about the assassination. I've taken numerous out-of-town business clients to the 6th Floor. I've found that it's much less time-consuming than golfing and a bit more interesting than another sushi... More

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Hermanus, South Africa
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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are old enough, as we are, it is all memories but the museum is well set out and presented, and well worth visiting.

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit . The audio / video tour is excellent and very easy to use. This tour allows you to take the tour at your own pace and has plenty of extra video and photos to look at.

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Thomson, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A family member recommended that we visit this museum while we were in the area and I'm so glad we did! Even though I already knew most of the history behind JFK's assassination, actually being there and looking out the window and seeing the route the car took added a whole new perspective. It was a powerful place to be.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although we weren't able to get to the museum, we did spend some time at Dealey Plaza. I can't explain the feeling as you walk around the grassy knoll and think back to how many times we've all seen video footage of the area. Everybody says the museum is amazing, and I'm sorry we missed it. If you don't have... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This museum is the quintessential spot for all things JFK. It's informative and solemn all in one. It can be very busy at times so plan your visit and make sure to put aside 90 minutes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very happy I made the time to see this museum. It's very interesting, easy to follow and allows you all the time you need to look and see. You can move at your own pace. So much information on the first family, the politics during this time, America, etc. We've seen so much of this televised throughout the years that... More

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