The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of Texas’ most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository building, where evidence of a sniper was found after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Much of the exhibit space looks as it appeared in the 1960s. Highlights include a sniper’s perch, the FBI model used by the Warren Commission, an original teletype machine that first transmitted news of the president’s death, Oswald’s wedding ring, historic films, photos and more. An interactive display overlooks Dealey Plaza. Admission includes an audio guide, available in eight languages including ASL. The museum is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. RECOMMENDED: Buy timed-entry tickets in advance at jfk.org. The most convenient paid parking is adjacent to the building; stay in the far right lane of Elm Street to enter the parking lot.
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Jodi307
Charlotte, North Carolina510 contributions
Family
This museum tells a story that’s important in American history, and does so in such an authentic way. Learning about the details of Kennedy’s death in the place where it happened is powerful. We found the exhibits to be informative and as unbiased as possible, which is impressive in telling a story with several angles, theories and remaining questions. The museum currently requires timed reservations and we found it helpful to reserve a few days in advance; we heard it was sold out the day we visited. Our visit took about two hours.
Written March 15, 2021
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BobM01
Campbell, CA28 contributions
Solo
The Sixth Floor Museum is a very interesting museum telling the story of JFK and the terrible day in Dallas when he was assassinated. You have to reserve a time slot but you can take your time to view the exhibits. This is a place that causes you to think about that day and what happened to America.
Written June 28, 2022
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Donovan O
Allen, TX51 contributions
Great experience to be in such a historical building. Staff was really nice and the place was very clean. Overall a great experience. There were lots of videos, photos, and items to view. The infamous window is incased in a window enclosure, but there are other windows that allows you to see the vantage point. They have timed slots so it reduces the amount of traffic inside.
Written March 26, 2022
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Ace43526
Fort Wayne, IN428 contributions
Solo
It was good to be able to experience this while in Dallas. I felt it was a little expensive for what you actually were able to walk through, but I’m still glad I took the time. While there are some videos to watch, most of the museum is one where you read about the events that occurred. I wasn’t 100% clear on the direction of travel when I got to the 6th floor, so I think I may have went against the flow of people for a bit, before I turned around and went in another direction. I would recommend this for adults as I feel children may not get the true experience with all the reading that is required.
Written July 14, 2022
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Aprilforshee
Marietta, GA5 contributions
Unless you just HAVE to go up to see where the alleged shooter allegedly shot from, then skip this museum. You're better off spending $18 and reading a book about it because that's exactly what the museum is. It's just a bunch of photos and signs to read.

Also, which was so strange, is that the security staff monitors this place like the crown jewels are on display or something.
Written April 19, 2021
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Cassandra F
San Antonio, TX32 contributions
This museum is really well put together. The flow of the information follows a clear timeline and provide a ton of information. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here. They were practicing and enforcing physical distancing to the point that it was required that we buy our ticket prior to our visit online. However, once you got up to the actual exhibit they weren't enforcing physical distancing and a lot of people would congregate around the different information displays which was a little frustrating.
Written December 8, 2020
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lisabinnyc
New York City, NY377 contributions
Friends
This museum is nicely done and effectively conveys the history of President Kennedy and the circumstances surrounding his assassination. Their recreation elements really give you the sense of “being there”. We also bought the museum guide book that gives even more detail and background of Oswald. After digesting it all however, we have even more questions than going in. I know the reports all say Oswald did it alone. I’m definitely not one prone to conspiracy theories but something sure seems fishy about it. But that’s just me! As a history buff and fellow American, I can definitely recommend the 6th Floor Museum.
Written July 22, 2022
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CanadianinBatonRouge
San Marcos, TX2,604 contributions
First, ensure you have bought your tickets online as many people were turned away not realizing this. It was a fantastic exhibit where you walk through a winding path explaining everything about that fateful day. The view from the windows down to the street below are amazing especially the corner where the shots came from as they kept it exactly was it was then. High recommend visiting.

Finally, there is a really extensive store in the bottom worth visiting on your way out.

Parking is easy if you come early, just around building for a fee.
Written August 7, 2022
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Megan H
113 contributions
I was excited to visit this iconic area and learn a little more about JFK and his assignation (which I was able to do), but I found the experience less than thrilling. Even with timed tickets, there were WAY too many people let in at once. And I say this not for Covid reasons (which are also valid since there was no way to keep your distance from other people) but because the entire museum is essentially panels on the wall to read (which is never my favorite type of museum) and it was very hard to find space to stand close enough to read the information. Too. many. people.
Written January 1, 2022
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GregRas
Rockford, IL144 contributions
Couples
Lots of information to read so the flow through the museum is slow, especially if there is a lot of people. We found it very interesting. One problem, why pay for parking and the tickets separately ? Give me an option to pay for both at one time to make my life easy.
Written May 9, 2022
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