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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 #4 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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Fort Worth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've lived in the D/FW area for my entire life, but had never visited the Sixth Floor Museum until July 1. It was extremely interesting and quite moving. It took us about an hour and 15 minutes to view the museum. Our availability coincided with a promotion offering cheaper tickets. Although we did not utilize the cheaper ticket option, the... More

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Abilene, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful piece of American history that younger generations need to experience. If you are in downtown Dallas, it is worth the time. You then can walk around Dealey Plaza and relive that moment in history.

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Evanston, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a thorough, yet efficient tour of the sixth floor from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK in 1963. The exhibit nicely lays out what is known, unknown and speculated, without taking sides or fostering conspiring theories. They give everyone a headset as they walk in so people proceed at a predictable and fairly slow pace through the panels.... More

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Panama City, Panama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Is a self guided museum, leave you with a strange feeling. Nice souvenir store. You can watch videos of what took place in Dallas.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I learned so many details of the death of the President. Many things I did not know. I shared this experience with my teen age daughter and there was a lot of discussions that she knew form her history teacher that I didn't.

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Shoreline, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Although Kennedy was killed five years before I was born this place holds a very haunting and moving place in my heart. The mueseum is well done. It has a modern feel but still seems steeped in the age of innocence. The whole audio tour with people moving about not speaking to each other adds an I assume unintended eerie... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We'll presented history of JFK's life on the sixth floor of the book depository. Audio headsets are included in the admission price, just follow the prompts and proceed at your own pace. Lots of information and displays pre and post assassination. There is a room with the TV coverage of the funeral. Watch at your own risk, it is very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

With artifacts from all across Kennedy's life and pieces from November 22, 1963 I thought I'd never see, this is the greatest and most heartwrenching exhibit I've ever seen. By the end, I was on the brink of tears. They do not allow photography, which is the only bummer, but the museum still has a dozen cameras, including the famous... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were visiting family in Texas and hey recommend "The sixth floor". I do give thanks for the city of Dallas to put this museum. JFK was one of the presidents with most vision for our country. It made me remember so many things. We enjoy this museum very much. I do recommended if you are in... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

While the museum view was interesting, I disliked the headphone system- Not as easy to use as other museums (pause, rewind, skip) Ended up enjoying it more by just walking through and reading. Honestly, except for the view out the window, I didn't gain anything new from this museum.

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