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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

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Address: 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number:
+1 214-747-6660
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building...

Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Online ticketing is now available through our website.

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US$ 15.99*
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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US$ 46.00*
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Wow, great museum!

We were in Dallas and were able to bring our family to this museum. Our kids 8 and 10 really enjoyed learning the history of JFK. The pictures, narrated tour, artifacts were... read more

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Dallas and were able to bring our family to this museum. Our kids 8 and 10 really enjoyed learning the history of JFK. The pictures, narrated tour, artifacts were really fantastic.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good collection and presentation of this part of American history. Both a historically significant locations and good information and presentation of a important moment in history. The design and access is well carried out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nicely done with audio devices in lieu of a tour guide, however having a person to answer questions would have been nice.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very well done - quite detailed. The audio (free) tells you more/different info than the displays do, so there's lots of information. It gets a little crowded, especially at one point near the front, but it seemed to think out after that. Still busy but not as frustrating. Covers every aspect in good detail. We spent about 2... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here and opted for the audio tour which was pretty cool. There are short videos to watch throughout the tour as well. Lots of info and cool pictures to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first time I went everything pointed to a lone L H Oswald; but in recent years in taking out of town guests they seem to have accepted there could have been other explanations. I am not a lone Oswald believer.............

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had many hours of free time to spend before my evening flight out of Dallas, so I decided to visit this museum. It's located in the same floor of the building from where the bullets were fired. The museum provides context about the issues of the time period, e.g., Cold War and civil rights, and also broaches the various... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow yourself 2 hours to really walk through the exhibit, videos and audio tour. The museum lets you understand the scenarios of that time and also events leading to JFK's assassination. Booked the tickets in advance online so skip the line. After seeing the exhibit and hearing the final investigation findings. Head on down to the Grassy Knoll to have... More 

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Livingston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the museum. Your could spend an entire day here if you wanted. See history! Friendly employees. Don't miss the gift shop across the street

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first attraction I visited when I arrived to the US. A trip down the memory to get a peek into events leading to the assassination of JFK

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