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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas

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Located in the building where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the three infamous shots that killed John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza examines the life, death, and legacy of the 35th president of the United States. The museum's exhibits use historic films, photographs, and interpretive displays to present the assassination in a historical context, drawing on government investigations that followed the event. This is the only place in the world where you can take a look through the very window on which Oswald leaned as he fired upon the presidential motorcade. Remember that only a limited number of visitors can enter at any one time, so be sure to book your timed-entry tickets well in advance. To visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and get the most from your holiday in Dallas, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dallas vacation trip planner.
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  • A very educational and worthwhile experience at an important time in our county's history. The tour is well orchestrated and provides a history lesson on the assisation of President John Kennedy. The ...  more »
  • I would highly recommend visiting the 6th Floor Museum of your in Dallas! It's very informative, interesting and emotionally moving. Very few museums keep my attention! This one def did! You will def ...  more »
  • I learned a lot about the JFK assassination and investigation. Very informative and a must do in Dallas!  more »
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  • A truly awesome experience. The audio tour is brilliantly constructed. What a powerful feeling it is looking down on the plaza and seeing the layout we've seen in films so often. Very open view of the whole incident. Just delivers facts we know and doesn't try to push any one answer.
  • Being 11 years old in New York on 11/22/63, I very well recall that day and carried a bad feeling about Dallas for decades. A recent visit to the city and this Museum helped me realize the good qualities of this city, and the Museum was a fine place to explore for an hour or so. Having grown up with a fascination of JFK and his history, the biographical pictures and few artifacts were not important (the JFK library in Boston is a better biographical source), but standing in the windows overlooking the street was truly moving. Worth a visit and of course walking around outside (the "grassy knoll") is incredible for those of a certain age.
  • An incredible opportunity to stand in the place where history was made. I love the fact that everywhere in the plaza is accessible, including the grassy knoll. The museum presents the official story well and the audio tour is extensive, making the tour very good value. Don't expect to have all your questions answered though. Make sure to talk to the people outside the museum around Dealey plaza to get multiple perspectives on the event.
  • Great exhibit. It revolves mainly around the chronology that lead to the tragic murder of a beloved president, from this very place. Told with pictures, sound and video clips, the story begins with the rise of the political career: they build up the character of the victim so you can feel more for the event that took place here. And it ends with (conspiracy) theories as to who was really responsible for the murder. I liked it all a great deal, and so did my 8 y.o. nephews that kept asking (follow-up) questions. That in itself is a vibrant endorsement.
  • This was not what I expected when I first entered. It was way better. I loved how it was different from most museums. Everyone got their own set of head phones which was your tour guide. It felt like you had a one on one experience. You were able to take your time and really enjoy the whole experience.