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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

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Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3301
Phone Number: 214-747-6660
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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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One of the stimulating places in Dallas

Tells the most accurate account of the Kennedy assassination. Step by step through the entire time in Texas. Spend the time, take the full narrated tour. You will love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tells the most accurate account of the Kennedy assassination. Step by step through the entire time in Texas. Spend the time, take the full narrated tour. You will love it.

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The audio tour was great, it is so nice to go at your own pace. Exploring this museum and the films was a very touching experience. This was the time of Camelot! The poise and energy of this President is truly felt and experienced. What a motivation to listen to him and learn so much. What an experience to look... More 

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Thank Donna T
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was an unexpected experience. It was phenomenally well done, very informative, a multi/media/modal interactive experience, and it processed a large number of visitors in a timely fashion.

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Thank CaroleeBlake
Chattanooga, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt like this was a pretty good detail of what whapoed when JFK was assassinated including his campaign, family & presidency. Headphones didn't always work correctly & museum was too too ful to totally enjoy but so glad we made this museum a part of our trip. So worth the time to remember such a part of our history.

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Thank Darlene S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic location. I'm always astounded to see how much information is packed in one relatively small floor. The audio tour is amazing. Plan on listening to the entire audio tour, and consider going off on their suggested extras during the audio tour. The corner where they've reproduced the snipers nest and the interactive panels overlooking Dealey plaza are outstanding. A... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum a must do when in Dallas & that's about all I can say really, as words wouldn't do justice to how good this museum is. Go & see a part of modern day history & tragedy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Conspiracy theorists might not enjoy the overly one-sided approach to the JFK assassination as presented here, but that is understandable from the museum's perspective. There actually is a display or two devoted to conspiracy theories as well as the HSCA's findings from 1979. So I guess you could say there is something for everybody. The museum itself is well put... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very detailed audio tour of all of the events surrounding Kennedy's visit in 1963. The self guided tour lets you move at your own pace. The only downside might be how overwhelming it can be. Truly a must see, especially for those that did not live through it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a self guided audio tour which you can take as long or as short as you like. Plenty to read but some interesting artefacts are also on show. We did not pre book so had a short wait in the queue and there is no photography allowed on the sixth floor.

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Thank Sue999_11
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful place, especially if you're interested in history. Be sure and rent the headphones. Not recommended for young children. The only negative is that the items in the "gift store" are on the "pricey" side.

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