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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Ranked #4 of 254 things to do in Dallas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 in 2018 except Christmas. Timed tickets can be purchased in advance at jfk.org.
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic museum for nostalgia and to learn the history of Kennedy.

Audio tour is great and helps go thru each board with ease!

I found a few bits uninteresting but being British, these bits were more relevant to american politics.

The preserved section on the 6th floor is eerie but fascinating to see.

Shame there were no photographs allowed, as for me this is a once in a lifetime visit. Nevertheless still very much worth it.

Thank Rhys_Adams_Derby
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

This museum is very well done. It goes into detail with photos, displays, audiovisual presentations, etc. With the headphones provided, you can go at your own pace.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

I absolutely loved it here, it was so interesting. It was well planned out, great photos and was re created well. It was so surreal walking through the same place where something so powerful happened, something that changed the world.

Thank Julialeigh
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We opted to take the self-guided audio tour. It was broken down by exhibit number, so we could stay at an exhibit as long as we liked before moving on. There were several short video and movie presentations throughout the exhibit that recaptured November 22, 1963. The assassination occurred before I was born. I knew of it, of course, but not the nitty, gritty details given in the museum. If you don't do the audio tour, there are plenty of placards to read that give the whole story. No conspiracy theories are presented. The 6th floor is where Oswald did the shooting. It is preserved and blocked off, but the 7th floor is open to the public and you can stand in exactly the same spot one story above. The 7th floor has awesome artwork of JFK and Jackie that is worth seeing. We took our time and had a much better understanding of the enormity of the event and the incredulity of our nation as it mourned. Well worth the trip for any American.

Thank az-dcSisters
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The entire Dallas grassy knoll/museum experience is worth doing. The grassy knoll presents very much as it did in the film footage from that fateful day. The museum itself has a great series of exhibits depicting the socioeconomic and political landscap of the time. They have glassed in the area where Oswald sat and tried to recreate the area as accurately as possible.

The audio tour is detailed and laid out logically. When my partner's player failed, a guard appeared almost instantaneously to ask her what the problem was. He replaced her player within a minute.

We were there over the Christmas break and the crowds were thick. There was a huge lineup to get in and you had to manouver your way through people throughout. Not sure if it is always like that.

Cost wasn't too bad - $16 for several hours of touring. I recommend it.

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