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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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Hours:
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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You must do the tour..a drive by just doesn't do it justice. The photos, window views and recorded tour are very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You must do the tour..a drive by just doesn't do it justice. The photos, window views and recorded tour are very informative.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Having grown up during the time President Kennedy was shot I needed to see and experience this facility. I have never been in a museum that was so quiet. Seeing the faces of others as they were reliving the tragedy was as I must have looked too. The feelings after going through the museum were amazing in the depth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

...to experience it all. The audio tour that is included in the price of admission helps get you good information if pressed for time, touches on all key points. Would recommend an entire day to read, and take in all the photos, as well as the surrounding areas. Great deal for the admission price. Recommend the CityPass if other museums... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We are visiting the USA from Australia and came to Dallas just to see where JFK was shot and to go to the museum and we were not disappointed. This is a must do! I would recommend you give yourself at least an hour and a half to do the museum we only allowed and hour and had to rush... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is a very well done and very powerful museum. Information on every aspect surrounding the assassination is covered - in a multi media format. If you are going to Dallas, you should not miss this museum.

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This tour is as though President Kennedy just died yesterday. The somber respect is felt as you slowly pass the many collections of that day. I highly reccomend this side trip when you visit Dallas. An amazing history lesson!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Love historical destinations. Very much a broad stroked painting of the events, era and pre and post results. Little for conspiracy hacks to hang their hat on. Interesting to take off the ubiquitous headphones and just walk and read and watch the crowd absorbing history. You can do it in an hour if you are efficient or you can let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we went to the museum on a very busy day, I could have spent hours reading and listening to all the stories, but the amount of people made it impossible. Try to read some of the history prior to going to the museum. That will make your visit much more enjoyable.

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took 3 hours to walk the museum and outside. Tons of video, pictures and information. You just need to figure out what's the truth.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience! Would highly recommend visiting this site. Our teenagers were very enthralled with the history and being able to see all the areas of this sombering incident.

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Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214-747-6660
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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