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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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Ranked #3 of 152 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum came to life. I felt like I was dropped back in time. The audio tour is well worth it and is about an hour long. It was very easy to spend another hour perusing the many displays and amazing historical account. My son, age 9 was disappointed we went without him, so we will go back. Plan for... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic in sight to the story of JFK's assassination, very well presented and a sobering reminder of an important piece of the worlds history.

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Redford, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I stopped by the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza while in Dallas for work. The lady at the desk was very nice and called everyone Sugar around 10 times during the minute it took to pay for the tour. The audio tour was very interesting. I listened to the extra segments and it probably took an hour or so... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'd been here before but not with my family. They all really enjoyed the tour. It was still very solemn but well done and the self guided tour was not an issue the way it is laid out. ...very nicely done.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience, makes you wonder what could have been. The museum is very nicely done, great exhibits and insight, along with making you wonder if there actually was more to it. Spent 2hours there to take it all in.

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Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I knew where I was when he was shot. To visit the plaza over 50 years after the shooting made me spell bound. Every thing I saw on my visit made me have flashbacks. This is a must see.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I had been to the museum about 15 years ago. We decided to revisit it again just recently on a trip to Dallas. I am old enough that I can still remember the day President Kennedy was assassinated (even though I was a child at the time). I spent over 3 hours in the museum. I was exhausted by the... More

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Burleson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I and two friends visited the JFK Memorial, then walked to Dealy Plaza and the Sixth Floor museum. I posted a review explaining that in the middle of the afternoon we were aggressively approached by a homeless man, who yelled at us, and eventually swore at us. There was no reason whatsoever. We walked away and he... More

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Zephyr, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The museum had a lot of great information and exhibit, which was fascinating. The museum should be a must see for any trip to Dallas and offers a great insight into this terrible moment in history. It is much more informative than the Kennedy museum in Boston, which is still a must see. There are a lot of bottlenecks. It... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the museum about 45 minutes before it opened on a Sunday morning. We walked around outside first, which, in retrospect, was a good idea because there were fewer people around and the area was not yet littered by the banners of the conspiracy theorists. At about 20 minutes before opening we entered the building and waited in... More

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