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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
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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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A gripping walk through a dark day in US History

This museum experience is extremely well done. Great historical context that has the educational advantage of putting you in the actual footsteps of both Kennedy and Oswald. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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East Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was not what we expected. It was very crowded and hard to enjoy. It was a disappointment. There was just pictures and an audio guided tour explaining the assination. I didn't take much away from the experience that I hadn't already learned in books.

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum experience is extremely well done. Great historical context that has the educational advantage of putting you in the actual footsteps of both Kennedy and Oswald. A powerful and eerie feeling.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People of a certain age can all recall where they were when news of JFK's assassination hit the airwaves of Britain. I am one of that generation, and so it was with great interest, even trepidation, and a sense of awe, that I visited Dealey Plaza, the Grassy Knoll and the Book Depository from the UK last November. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the 6th floor museum with my wife. Look for coupons in the city guide books - we saved $2 each off the $16 admission fee. Admission includes a headset with commentary, and the visit is a walking tour around the sixth floor of the building. Expect to be there 90 minutes to two hours. You cannot take photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in the JFK assassination and the conspiracy theories surrounding it, then of course you have to come here. Though the exhibits are mostly blown-up pictures with text, an audioguide helps move the narratives along. A few mockups and video reels round out the displays. You can stand at the actual window from which the shots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is an absolute must see for history buffs and conspiracy theorists. It will take about an hour to see the entire exhibit and the queue moves really fast, it is also reasonably priced. The museum walks you through everything JFK and his time in office to the historic moment on Dealey Plaza. I would suggest seeing this before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have to wait long to get our tickets. I saw other reviews that spoke of assigned times, but we didn't have to do this. We received our head sets and promptly headed up to the museum. Very full when we stepped off the elevator. Since everyone is listening to their headsets at the same pace as you, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was very informative. The videos are a must. Listening to the narration definitely keeps the tour interesting. People did seem to get backed up now and then, but wasn't that bad. Was very cold the day we went, but still need to go outside and see everything out there as well. Was so surreal being somewhere that I have seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The sixth floor museum is a must.This museum explains in detail the full history of the life of JFK.You need at least three hours to take in all the information exhibited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went from convention center, about a 15 minute walk. The history is everything. If you're old enough, you owe it to yourself to go. Unfortunately, museums were closing when I got there, I'm sure they have an interesting story to tell.

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