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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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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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A must see in Dallas

I knew practically nothing of JFK before I went to this. I knew who he was, but that's about it. It's a really great informative museum. You find out so much about that fateful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I knew practically nothing of JFK before I went to this. I knew who he was, but that's about it. It's a really great informative museum. You find out so much about that fateful day and loads about JFK's life, family and his time in The White House. A must see

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Pineville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum! Great information; no stone left unturned. The view from the window where the shot was taken gave me chills! Absolutely loved it!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my teenage son for a tour as in town for a volleyball tournament. Pleasantly surprised on how well the museum is done...easy to read exhibits, informative. It gave a good historical perspective of life at the time of Kennedy's assassination. Even my teenager enjoyed the visit. You have to plan ahead. We got there early and still had to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to quite a few museums over the years and this one stands out.. The building itself is a museum on JFKs visit to Dallas. Lots of information and the snipers nest is a chilling exhibit. Also walking around outside is almost like walking back in time since not much has changed in the plaza since this happened in 1963

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For such a somber event, this museum does a good job of presenting the historical items surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. I recall watching the parade as a young man and then seeing the motorcade enter Parkland Hospital. This museum brought back the memories I had put on the back shelf. It doesn't take long to experience this important... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've gone to this exhibit 7 times now because whenever family or friends come visit in Dallas, this is one of the stops that everyone wants to see. I would highly recommend buying tickets online so you can skip the long lines. There is narrated headphones with interactive parts so you can go at your own pace. For JFK fans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For JFK fans, history buffs, conspiracy theorists, or anyone interested in learning about an important time in American history, this museum is where it's at! Not only did we get an up-close view from Oswald's perspective, the museum also provides much information about the Kennedy Whitehouse, Jackie, and the tone of the country at the time of JFK's election and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum and full of artifacts. Interactive with a narrated tour through the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Should have bought tickets online to skip waiting in line. This museum is very well done and it's definitely an important part of American history. Definitely come here. Worth the $16 admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip to this museum, which is respectful, informative and interesting, giving huge insight into the history of a family and an event which dominates to this day. A must trip in Dallas.

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