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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214-747-6660
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Ranked #3 of 109 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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, Sights & Landmarks, 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the visit to the museum. Found the audio tour and information boards very good and went away knowing more than when I arrived about that day in November 1963. Well worth a visit but expect it to be busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum, informative and well-designed. I especially recommend the audio tour which gives you the necessary background and points out the most interesting things on the exhibits. Of course you could find most of the information on JFK and the assassination in books or on the internet. But this museum gives you a unique opportunity to learn... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Pleasant atmosphere. Nice displays. Headsets were easy to operate and understand. Easy to walk around. Offered discounts for AAA members. Cost to park.

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Carrollton, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I had been back in 2002 or so and it was good, but they really updated the museum and it is so much better now. It is full of interesting facts and items worth finding. For those of us that can remember this event, it is even that much more interesting.

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Mitcham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I can remember exactly where and when I first heard the news (in Australia) that President Kennedy had been shot back in 1963 so when I visited Dallas in December 2014 one of the things I wanted to see and do was the Sixth Floor Museum. It was a reasonable wait and the lines were handled efficiently. I agree that... More 

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Kaplan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Really great, informative museum. The tour is lead by a personal digital guide through a headphone set. Very nice that you set your own pace for the tour. If you're interested in a particular area you can hear additional information or skip ahead to the next exhibit. Very thorough and amazing to see history so well preserved. The tour took... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I've certainly seen more on tv than in the museum. I didn't feel the 16 dollars was worth it. I will say it's neat just check out the area.

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum. Makes you wonder about the legitimacy of the single shooter theory. The audio tour gives the information in an easy to understand format. Everything was well organized and wait times were reasonable. This was a sad bit of history, but told in a very appropriate style. Glad we were able to see it.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this - the number one thing to Dallas without a doubt! The audio tour is excellent at setting the scene & building to that inevitable day. Very chilling standing on the 6th floor. The only thing we know for certain from that day in 1963 is that JFK was shot dead - who really did it will remain... More 

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in Dallas, the sixth floor museum is a must. It takes about 2+ hours and is extremely well done. It is done via audio tour with 35+ stations and various short movies. It leaves you some what somber but it is well done.

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