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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214-747-6660
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
92%
Ranked #3 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Southlake, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Everyone gets an audio unit upon entry so you can self pace your way through this museum. So many artifacts! Great museum.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This museum covers all about the assassination of President Kennedy. It covers all of the details about the crime scene, the murderer (Lee Harvey Oswald), and the events that took place after and how it changed the world. I highly recommend it for school groups and history lovers. You must see this museum!

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Portland, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The five star Tripadvisor rating made me think it would be a worthwhile visit while I was on a business trip to Dallas. I really enjoy history, but the death of JFK isn't as significant to me because I was not alive at the time of his assassination. When my coworker and I left, we thought it was a lot... More 

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Hummelstown
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93 reviews 93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Living through the JFK years, my wife and I were profoundly moved by this museum. They have a huge number of exhibits, taking us through the background of that fateful day in November, from beginning to end, including prelude and postlude. We don't usually get the audio guides at museums but this time we did and it was definitely worthwhile.... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The content was incredible and they had a lot of it. Incredible insight into the history surrounding the assassination of JFK. The lose serious points for not allowing photos to be taken from near Oswald's position. I am ok with it being blocked off, but not being allowed to take pictures was very disappointing. No picture taking of any kind... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent museum and so happy I made it there during my visit. Very well put together with lots of details and history behind the JFK assassination.

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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Great museum! The audio guide provides a great insight and guided tour of the museum, and provides a lot of history and information about JFK as a president and the assassination. Very informative and paints the whole story Remember to bring along a copy of the Dallas and Fort Worth & Beyond Official Visitors Guide to get $2 off for... More 

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Ridge, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What can one say that hasn't been said in over 2700 reviews. This is my second trip here and this place still gives me goose bumps. Considering how very crowded it was, there is always this eerie quiet and stillness. Everyone engrossed in the videos, displays and items related to JFK and that tragic day. You can literally spend a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are to only visit one site in Dallas, make sure it's this one. An incredibly moving museum, an excellent audio guide and thought provoking exhibits walk you through the the presidency and social context of JFK's time leading up to his assassination at Dealy Plaza. Then take a glance through the exact window that Lee Harvey Oswald made... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Very informative place to visit and the audio tour and pictures were very good. Very strange being in the book depository knowing all the history that has gone on and looking out of the windows trying to work it out. Spent over 2 hours as reading everything. Museum shop good, but like most very expensive. Just be aware of being... More 

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