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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

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Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214-747-6660
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building...
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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A great museum if you are at all interested in JFK or the murder investigations. Then again, I didn't think I was and was engaged. The audio guide was really well-made and takes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great museum if you are at all interested in JFK or the murder investigations. Then again, I didn't think I was and was engaged. The audio guide was really well-made and takes about 1h 30mins to finish, and further details are available on wall posters and videos. If the museum hadn't closed, I think we would have spent about... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was the place that changed the course of history for the USA in 1964. A self guided headphone tour provides you tremendous detail into the place, people and events that took place at that time in history. For me it was less a "museum" and more of a historical location with pictures and audio to inform. Our group enjoyed... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I thought they did a pretty good job of re-telling the events of that day and the events that took place after.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The museum definitely gives you great history on JFK, and how it effected Dallas and the US after the event. If you are a history person or just like the city of Dallas its a must see!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If this is number one attraction in Dallas then Dallas must not to full of exciting places to visit. Very well designed and interesting but did not delve in many facets of what was going on at the time. Ruby was after all involved in the mafia, Robert Kennedy was also assasinated and how could you possibly imagine that the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A place that takes you back in history to the day the nation stood still. A self paced, audio tour that will guide you through the days leading up to that tragic day in time. Authentic ideas from people involved and a history lesson full of knowledge. No matter how many times you go you have a different experience and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

JFK has always been a favorite president for me, and this museum dedicated to telling the story of his death is excellent! You are given headphones and listen to audio that matches each exhibit. Looking down from the window where he was reportedly shot from was so haunting and powerful. I would definitely recommend a visit. It's a museum that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband is a history buff and wanted to check out the museum. It was very interesting. Make sure you have plenty of time as the tour is recorded and does take some time to finish. We also had the misfortune of going in with a very large group. The different stations are close together so it was a bit... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is an electronic tour, meaning you get a headphones which directs you to each display and explains what you are looking at. This is not a family bonding tour since you will not be talking to each other for approximately 2.5 hours. Some of the displays are so over crowded that you are almost forced to skip the display... More 

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Tulsa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this museum in Dallas. The sixth floor has an interactive series of exhibits dealing with Kennedy, his administration, and the assisination itself. All of these are addressed on the sixth floor, including a plexiglass covered area around the window where Oswald was located, including how cases of books were stacked. The seventh floor has a place for reflection... More 

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