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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 #4 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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Alexandria, Va
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm a history buff so there wasn't an option of not going to the 6th Floor museum as long as I was in Dallas. That said, the only thing I got out of it was being in the building, seeing the spot, and absorbing the history of the place. Unless you've lived under a rock you know JFK was assassinated... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is not just a museum, but a literal piece of history. You are able to stand (almost) where Lee Harvey Oswald did the fateful day he decided to take the life of our then President John F. Kennedy Jr. It's a somber tour, you don't feel a sense of wonderment that most museums bring due to the sadness... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting once before and knew I wanted the family to see it. I brought my husband and two kids - 18 years and 13 years - two boys - and everyone LOVED it. The assassination is a huge part of history. The audio tour around the book depository is very well done - and being... More

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Estevan, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a day of history at its best. Learned everything in the tour about the JFK murder. The tour is very informative and well worth seeing.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have always been interested in the kennedy assassination so for me this was a must, the tour around the texas book depository is very well done and worth the sixteen dollars.

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Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I loved this museum, very well set out, and lots to see. I learned so much, and was fascinated at some of the displays. Its amazing to look out of the window, you get a real sense of history.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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3 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best museums with an incredible audio tour. Start your JFK tour of Dallas here. Allow 3-4 hours but it will go fast because of the captivating audio tour.

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North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Go early to get your tickets. There is a line and only so many tickets are sold at each tour time. The very well organized and audio is included with your admission. Tour is very informative. Lots of pictures and video. A must do in Dallas!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Went to Dallas for a conference and had only one museum I could go to and I am glad I picked this one. The kids learned a lot about this time period and the assassination. Very moving to be able to see the actual window and the view. Highly recommend this museum.

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New Hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a trip to Dallas and decided this would be a good outing, and it didn't disappoint. Nice factual, historical museum. Certainly presented facts that we never knew. Very well done presentation. Interesting to walk the plaza, listen to the conspiracy theorists. Beware of the newspaper sellers on the sidewalk.

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