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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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As featured in 3 days in Dallas
Ranked #3 of 151 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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Dallas, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best museums in Dallas in my opinion. The way it's set up is excellent for learning about not only the assassination but his presidency. It's short and sweet and all by audio so you don't get bored. Lots of great memorabilia. Easy to park. No student discounts though. Worth the price!

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Southwest Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Sixth Floor museum is a wonderful tribute to John F. Kennedy's life. The museum is well organized and simple to navigate. The self-guided tour is greatly enhanced by the use of headphones with audio narratives. It gives visitors the opportunity to walk through the museum at one's own pace, and you can return to exhibits for more information. The... More

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Bryan, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum is very well done. The view out of the window that Lee Harvey Oswald used to shoot JFK is worth the price of admission. The history and pictures of the events of 11/22/63 are very good.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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401 reviews 401 reviews
207 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Being in Dallas be criminal not to visit this place where history got changed for the worse but it's very well done and we enjoyed our visit would recommend

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Kaufman, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited this museum several times as we take friends and family when they visit Dallas. Each time we have learned something new and always have a surreal experience as we tour the hallowed grounds.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A bit overwhelming and enclosed, but it was incredibly informative. It is a self-guided audio tour with the option of moving at your own pace.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This place has to be commended for the fact that they took great care and diligence in creating a living memory of someone held so highly. The glass partitioned walling allows you to capture the events, or alleged events, that took place. It looks and feels as though you are on on the JFK film set: cardboard boxes and cigarette... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I'm not a history buff, but this tour was well worth the time. Took about an hour and for the price of admission the audio tour was included.

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marietta, ga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a self guided tour that is so well put together! There was not a lot of new information for me personally as I lived through that time and as all of America was, glued to the TV. It was amazing to me to be standing there and feeling the event unfold. There was a lot of information for... More

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Somerset, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

1960's history fascinates me (although it happened a decade before I was born). If you ask most people what they remembered most about the '60s, JFK's assassination is almost always on that list. Was nice to see step by step what led up to this and the reaction and aftermath as well.

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