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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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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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I enjoyed the audio tour and the fact that you could go at your own pace. This is helpful when people get clogged in certain locations. To relook at this chapter in our history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

...if you are a history buff and interested in the whole JFK thing...you shouldn't skip this. Wasn't for me...but I had to tag along.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the audio tour and the fact that you could go at your own pace. This is helpful when people get clogged in certain locations. To relook at this chapter in our history and see the day explained was humbling. I was a little girl when this happened and I remember the sadness of the time and it appeared... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Museum is quite interesting. The audio tour is very informative and a huge plus with lots and lots of info. The two corners that are recreated in the image of that fateful day were very impressive. Only negative is that photos aren't allowed except on the seventh floor. Dealey Plaza is very interesting to roam around and imagine things... More 

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Hartwell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Grandma & Poppa were in high school when Kennedy was assassinated and wanted to share a little of the memories we have with the Grands. We took four teenage Grands to Fort Worth for NCAA Gymnastic Championships and spent one morning sightseeing in Dallas. The Sixth Floor Museum is awesome and very sombre. The tour with hand-held earphone devices makes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I really liked the Museum as a whole. The audio tour takes you through the entire story from that fateful day and has some neat original news clippings a documents from the event. The whole museum is only on the 6th floor but it will keep you busy for a good 1 to 2 hours because of the audio story... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Probably not a good attraction for families with small kids but it is an interesting museum honoring the life of President JFK with emphasis on the circumstances around his assassination in Dallas. Great material, photos, movies and memorabilia.

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bakersfield, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

They could charge double or triple......I would pay even more to have this experience. It gets pretty crowded but everyone moves along to the next section as audio tour is included in admission. Very well done, don't miss it. Photography is allowed only on the 7th floor with windows looking down onto the street.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There are only a few events in my life that I can remember as a child of 6-7 years of age. The funeral service for JFK is one of those. To be standing in the building where his assassin fired the fatal shots was an emotional experience that I will never forget. If you ever get the chance to spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Well laid out, informative, non-biased to a large degree. Filled with audio and video exhibits that help the assassination neophyte and the well read appreciate the events which took place over 50 years ago. All you need to do is stand in the "sniper's nest" on the sixth floor to see the shot which Oswald was supposed to have made... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Thorough historical experience takes you through the political/social climate of the Kennedy years and the 1960's in this comprehensive site where JFK was assassinated from. Plan on spending around 3 hours here if you listen to and follow the entire tour on the headphones provided. Highly recommended.

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