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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas, … See more

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Jan 14, 2023
Very cool pace to see. They could have used better organization during the entrance and paymen process. We got there right at 10 when they opened and there was already a line. This museum has a lot o… Full review by drwatson32
Jan 14, 2023
I think this is a must-see for anyone visiting Dallas. The grassy knoll and the building itself still have an ominous feel. Full review by writealready
Jan 5, 2023
Good historical account of not just JFK and the tragedy but also the world events during that time leading up to and the effects it had afterwards. It was crowded and did not have a great flow but v… Full review by robertwE3114IW

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Imposing Yet Understated
Forever etched in infamy, the former Texas School Book Depository at the intersection of Houston and Elm Streets in Dallas is now home to a museum dedicated to remembering one of the nation's most tragic and defining moments. Visitors to the museum are first introduced to the historical context with multimedia exhibits that describe the political climate of the early 1960s and then go on to highlight President Kennedy's trip to Texas in November of 1963 and the last days of his life. Just past here, you will see the sniper's perch in the corner window from which Oswald took the deadly shots, recreated to match the original photos from the crime scene. The remaining exhibits walk you through the tense hours following the shooting, recollections of the state of shock that enveloped the nation and the world, the investigations that followed, and JFK's legacy. Exhibits also include historical artifacts, like a replica of the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle found at the crime scene, the scale model of Dealey Plaza used by FBI agents during the investigation, forensic evidence, and items such as Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring and Jack Ruby's hat. To get more from your visit, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza tour includes admission to the museum and a guided audio tour that expands upon the information in the exhibits. The tour includes narration by Pierce Allman, as well as audio clips of actual radio broadcasts, eyewitness reports, and police statements from the event and the days following the tragedy. Just a few blocks away across from the city courthouse, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is an imposing yet understated monument to the president. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, its construction was completed in 1970 after years of controversy.
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