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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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TripAdvisor
  • 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, ...  more »
  • Totally worth the time to see and hear all the fascinating information surrounding this tragic historical event. 
  • 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 w...  more »
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  • Impressed every time I go. I've gone 4 times over the years, from about 2000 to now in 2016. Easy walk to West End restaurants and plenty of parking opportunities.
  • Very interesting and informative. Some portions of the exhibit get crowded and flow of people through the exhibit could be better organized especially at beginning. The "snipers nest" where Oswald shot from (assuming you believe that) is chilling.
  • Great experience. I understand no flash photography. But, no photography in the museum at all? Everyone wants a shot of the spot where Oswald was perched. But, they are very strict about that rule.
  • Such a great museum. Very informative about the events related to the Kennedy assassination plus the Kennedy presidency. Self guided audio tour. Be sure to walk below on Dealey Plaza.
  • First of all, the Google highlight picture is not actually the museum. It's across the street. The museum had several dozen small exhibits (like a bullet and cameras), but was mostly reader boards, pictures, and videos with a pre recorded headset. Might be a little boring for kids.