The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 except Thanksgiving and Christmas. RECOMMENDED: Buy timed-entry tickets in advance at jfk.org. The most convenient paid parking is adjacent to the building; stay in the far right lane of Elm Street to enter the parking lot.
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houstongal43
Conroe, TX271 contributions
Meh...
Sep 2021
I went with hopes of seeing several artifacts, including a letter to Caroline Kennedy that someone had told me about. I was very disappointed. The museum consists of "billboards" explaining Jack Kennedy's rise to power, his presidency and events that led up to his assassination and aftermath. The only artifacts were Oswald's wedding band, the suit worn by the officer who was with Oswald when he was shot, and cameras that were used to take photos at the assassination site. It was very eerie to look down onto Dealey Plaza and see the view that the gunman had.

Overall, I was very disappointed. Everything in the museum, you can look up on Google.
Written 7 September 2021
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Steven L
Odessa, DE222 contributions
They make the most out of a small area
Aug 2021
We weren't sure what to expect. The area was pretty interesting. You begin by walking through an exhibit that leads up to the assassination. What Kennedy meant to the country, how tensions were rising, then his visit to Dallas. At that point, you see the crow's nest from where Oswald took his shots. You have a good view through the window of the street below to see what he saw. Then the rest of the exhibit covers the aftermath and the theories about what people think might have happened. Really interesting. Not sure I would need to see it more than once, but glad we did it.

Also recommend you upstairs to the 7th floor. Not much up there, but you can get a better look out the side window to the street below. Also not as crowded.
Written 2 September 2021
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Zaire M
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2021
Amazing to see this unknown history of JFK. Lots of quality readings. I spent 3 hours inside. Definitely buy your tickets in advance.
Written 26 August 2021
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Roger M
Jefferson City, MO49 contributions
Must see
Aug 2021 • Couples
A must see exhibit. The step by step progression through the events of that day. Then the reconstruction of the scene along with the FBI model used were very interesting. Video footage on the 7th floor was very informative.
Written 21 August 2021
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Captmark20
New Orleans, LA184 contributions
Good enough for a visit.
Aug 2021
So if you are looking for any new info this is not the place to go. Mostly just a rehash of all the stuff you already know if you ever even heard of President Kennedy. It was cool to see Dealy Plaza from that vantage point. There is no doubt it has a great sight line to the moving cars. You also realize any car moving away from you would be a hard shot for a sharpshooter. Thanks for proving Oswald coulda never acted alone if at all?
Written 17 August 2021
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Mark G
2 contributions
Pretty cool
Aug 2021 • Couples
Buy your tickets before you get there. It was a nice enough place. Lots of history to read. Most of it you probably already know but it was interesting.
Written 15 August 2021
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Rachel L
Meridian, ID8 contributions
Driven tour around town and Museum
Jul 2021
I love history so this tour was a real treat. The tour guild we had shared so much info and answered any questions we had. We even got to see the boarding house Oswald stayed in and was able to meet and talk to the home owner.
Written 11 August 2021
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Gail C
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Medical Exemptions for masks unwelcome
Aug 2021 • Friends
The mask requirements are excessive. Due to a health condition, I cannot wear a mask covering my nose, only my mouth. I was informed that I must cover my nose, and was given the option of holding it out away from my nose after explaining I couldn't breathe otherwise. While trying to comply with these regulations, numerous patrolling museum employees hounded me to cover my nose. Despite repeatedly trying to explain, it resulted in the manager coming to speak with me. I was informed I must cover my nose, or I would have to leave. I was never asked if I had a medical exemption or given any consideration. As a result, this led to my being escorted out with no refund. The manager said that I chose to leave, but if I couldn't breathe, what choice did I really have? Without exception, every employee who told me to cover my nose came well within 6 feet of me even though I tried to maintain a 6 foot distance. Just a forewarning that they are more concerned about their mask rules than you and your museum experience.
Written 8 August 2021
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Nell
Terrytown, LA238 contributions
Give you the actual view of the day that JFK was shot.
Jul 2021 • Family
Standing on the six floor of the building gives you an actual view of the date JFK was shot. There’s still a lot of facts missing that we will never know. I enjoyed the tour they gave us the facts they do have.
Written 2 August 2021
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Janet
2 contributions
Well worth your time
Jul 2021 • Friends
A friend convinced me to visit the museum and while u was reluctant at first I'm glad I did. It is very well done and interesting.
Written 31 July 2021
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