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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 review of important U.S. history

It was nice that you could do this tour at your own pace and take as long as you liked at each display. The one drawback was that it was occasionally a bit unclear where the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It was nice that you could do this tour at your own pace and take as long as you liked at each display. The one drawback was that it was occasionally a bit unclear where the next stop was going to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum on Monday at 12:30PM. We paid $5 for the parking at the front of the museum. We spent 30 minutes in the lines to buy the tickets and wait for the elevator. The museum is on the sixth and the seventh floor. The self guided tour was impressive. The JFK story was well presented on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This museum is very well done and is very educational! Highly recommend for a half day in Dallas. Upper elementary aged school children and all age of adults will enjoy. Can even observe the grassy knoll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed how well-done this museum was, informative, and easy to wander through. We purchased tickets early across the street at the gift shop/cafe. We went on the noon tour. When we walked across to the museum, there was a long line of people waiting to purchase tickets and a very short line of those who already had tickets.... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One of the more moving memorials that I have visited. Tells a nice story about JFK, his life, (light on) the election process but really goes in depth about the shooting and the conspiracy theories. Overall, you come out with a feeling of having re-lived those historic moments and learnt something.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a historical attraction. Audio tour. Busy yet well organized to get you in, then your own pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Longtime JFK history buff - first trip to museum. Self guided tour with listening device. Went mid-morning and was crowded (not "packed" but made moving from station to station a chore). Crowd lightened by mid afternoon (we stayed awhile). Great historical exhibit - almost like you were there. Take your kids...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum is located just beside the downtown parking area where you can leave your car for 5$ a day. The entrance fee is 16$ per person and includes the really useful audio guide. The museum is organised like a tour where you move from one exhibition to another following the guide suggestions. Kennedy's biography is well represented with many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I thought i knew a lot about the JFK assassination but there are lot more details plus an insight into what happened if you visit the museum. This place requires more time since the incident is still provoking even after all these years. I was hoping for a book that describes all of the exhibits like in most art museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The problem i had with it is no a/c while waiting in line inside the building and tree audio tour. We got up to the 6th floor and nobody's moving because they have to listen to each part which has 3 it 4 minutes of audio and then move on to the next. It just took us more than 15... More 

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Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214-747-6660
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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