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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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I recently visited this museum and was overcome with memories of the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination and all that led up to and followed it. I was a young child and remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I recently visited this museum and was overcome with memories of the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination and all that led up to and followed it. I was a young child and remember too well hearing the news of the assassination at school and being sent home to watch the footage on our black and white television. This museum is designed... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, I was really impressed. The museum gives you the story of the life of JFK from start to end. It is very nicely done. The staff are very friendly and efficient! If you are in Dallas, this is a must see!!

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Brewton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great tour, although a little overpriced. I was moved by what I saw, and learned some things about the JFK assassination that I never knew. Be sure you have plenty of time. I do not recommend this tour for young children. They will be bored. The more you know about this tragic historical event, the better you... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is the place to honor J.F. Kennedy, here you know about the death of Kennedy and discover many things about the life of J.F.K. It´s a very interesting place!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

For those with a vivid imagination that is. The building itself evokes an eerie feeling everytime you look up at the infamous sixth floor corner window, almost imagining catching a glimpse of a shadow sniper which moved aside after completing it's dirty task. Inside is an apt repository of the Life and time of the Kennedys, until that fateful day... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip to Dallas. My wife and I were 12 years old when JFK was assassinated, and this brought back the memories of that time in a vivid, instructive and moving way. I was surprised that the area in which the events of that day occurred was much smaller/compressed than I had believed them to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was 6 years old when JFK was assassinated so I have memories of that time but they are vague. This tour, the videos and the exhibits really brought it to life for me and filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a good little museum. There are plenty of displays to look at, videos to watch and unforgettably, the spot where Oswald made the shot that killed President John F. Kennedy. Wherever you fall on the single shooter/conspiracy issue, it's worth the visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place reminds me of where i was when jfk was shot. The set up was perfect the way i had seen on tv

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is hard to express the way you feel seeing and walking where history was made. The museum holds so much information about the Kennedys and their journey to the Presidency and that horrific day in Dallas. Seeing the sniper's nest recreation was chilling. This museum is a must see if you visit Dallas.

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