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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I took my family to the sixth floor museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas so we could experience a "hands-on" history lesson collectively as a family. As you check in to pay, remember to show them your Auto Club Card (AAA) for a discount! The museum tour starts on the 6th floor where this tragedy originally unfolded back on... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While in Dallas this is a must to see. I was very excited to see such a place that I have only heard and read about growing up. To see this in person i cannot express in words. A must see while in Dallas. The flow and

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

From start to finish, the sixth floor museum tells all about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, from his birth to his election to his assassination. This museum has an audio tour and a visual tour combined. Although, I fail to understand the reasoning behind the "no photos on the sixth floor" policy.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum came to life. I felt like I was dropped back in time. The audio tour is well worth it and is about an hour long. It was very easy to spend another hour perusing the many displays and amazing historical account. My son, age 9 was disappointed we went without him, so we will go back. Plan for... More

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Adelaide
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic in sight to the story of JFK's assassination, very well presented and a sobering reminder of an important piece of the worlds history.

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Redford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I stopped by the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza while in Dallas for work. The lady at the desk was very nice and called everyone Sugar around 10 times during the minute it took to pay for the tour. The audio tour was very interesting. I listened to the extra segments and it probably took an hour or so... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'd been here before but not with my family. They all really enjoyed the tour. It was still very solemn but well done and the self guided tour was not an issue the way it is laid out. ...very nicely done.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience, makes you wonder what could have been. The museum is very nicely done, great exhibits and insight, along with making you wonder if there actually was more to it. Spent 2hours there to take it all in.

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Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I knew where I was when he was shot. To visit the plaza over 50 years after the shooting made me spell bound. Every thing I saw on my visit made me have flashbacks. This is a must see.

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Oklahoma
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had been to the museum about 15 years ago. We decided to revisit it again just recently on a trip to Dallas. I am old enough that I can still remember the day President Kennedy was assassinated (even though I was a child at the time). I spent over 3 hours in the museum. I was exhausted by the... More

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