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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:
+1 214-747-6660
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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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$15.99*
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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$46.00*
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A must see in Dallas

You simply have to visit on any trip to the Dallas area. Awesome trip into history, thoughtfully and tastefully put together. Shame you can take photos on the 6th floor, but other... read more

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Beaconsfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

You simply have to visit on any trip to the Dallas area. Awesome trip into history, thoughtfully and tastefully put together. Shame you can take photos on the 6th floor, but other than that amazing. The eerie moment when you reach the window where Oswald shot the rifle makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

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Edgewood, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I truly loved the experience of visiting this historic building. The tour takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Once the tour starts, you can't take pictures but is still worth the visit. Also gives discount to military.

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Fort Calhoun, Ne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pictures and the automated narrating program were very nice. It is definitely a place to visit to touch an important day in our countries history.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After learning in school, reading books, watching various movies and documentaries about JFK it was almost like stepping into a time machine! If you are into history I would highly recommend this for history buffs or/and families! You have to pay to go into the museum (highly worth it) but you can walk about the grounds outside for free. We... More 

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Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, despite a 2hours waiting before entering, worth the wait! A lot of information about the politics, and different versions about the assassination, and you can easily have more information if you want with the audioguide. Several languages, a lot of peaople but not crowded thanks to limitation of the amount of visitors. Must see in Dallas!

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's strange to see school tours led by teachers who are trying to explain to little kids the significance of the Kennedy assassination when they themselves weren't alive for the tragedy. Oh well, that's what happens when you get older. Those of us who can remember that day cannot afford to miss this museum, located on the site where Lee... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in 5th grade when JFK was assassinated, and I finally got to see the place where it took place. I enjoyed the visit more than I expected, and the audio headphones were a great benefit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our visit. Learnt so much about JFK and his unfortunate assasination. This museum is very busy and popular. Make sure you plan and book a time in advance. We tried to see it in the afternoon, but when we got there they had already sold out of tickets for the day. We managed to get tickets for the next... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally worth the time to see and hear all the fascinating information surrounding this tragic historical event.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are a few things to note before headed out to the 6th Floor Museum. You must buy your timed tickets in advance. If you show up without ticket purchased at least 24 hours before your visit, you will be turned away. It is insanely expensive. It is expensive. You have a 30 minute window to get in. So it... More 

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