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“A trip back in time”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Ranked #7 of 211 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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 July 22, 2018

Having been a young 6th grader during the Kennedy assassination, the events will forever be etched in my mind. But seeing - and standing - in the Book Depository building and looking straight down Dealey Plaza will send chills down your spine. Walking through history was my main reason for being at this location. But the added feature for me was the recounts from the people of Dallas - people who were there and witnessed this horrific event as it unfolded. A truly humbling experience to recount America's history. Be sure to take the audio tour as this adds so much more to the tour than just reading the boards. A must stop for all Americans when visiting Dallas.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda I
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

When ever we have visitors from overseas we have to show them something interesting in Dallas and what better than the spot where President Kennedy was shot as macabre as it sounds but the museum is well maintained and there are lots of interesting items that one can buy from the store on the ground floor.
After have viewed this spot you sort of are taken back to when it all happened and you have a different perspective of how it would have been when it all happened
So my recommendation to any one who has any one from overseas to take them there and let them be the judge .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 377tariqf
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

If you were alive when President Kennedy was assassinated, this museum will take you right back to that horrible day. Seeing the white x's on the road when he was shot were extremely moving. The museum has so much information regarding that fateful day. My husband bought me the book "5 days in November" is excellent and is a must read. This is a must see when in Dallas.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 533sangeetas
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A must do attraction when visiting Dallas.

Still fascinating to all those conspiracy theorists

The assassination is docmented and referenced in engaging detail and leaves you to wonder what actually happened!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David T
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

After living in Dallas for a number of years and wanting to visit the museum, we finally got around to it. It was more than we expected - it’s a bit of a Kennedy presidential museum that also touches on the tragic events surrounding his assassination in 1963.

We found the museum a little cramped when the tour started. It’s self-guided and we opted to get the listening devices which explained in greater detail the displays and narrative on these. It was all worthwhile, but the cramped quarters was an issue (not a safety issue, but hard to see everything in the level of detail we would have wanted).

Of course, there’s a gift shop on the way out and we bought a couple of little items. It was sobering afterwards walking out and around on Dealy Plaza and seeing the “X” marks on the road where the fatal bullets were fired.

Date of experience: July 2018
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