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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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US$46.00*
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Give yourself enough time.

This is a fascinating museum, well worth visting. We didn't give ourselves enough time to do it justice so make sure you allow at least two hours. Not only is there the JFK... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating museum, well worth visting. We didn't give ourselves enough time to do it justice so make sure you allow at least two hours. Not only is there the JFK assassination information to go through, there is another display on the 7th floor which changes regularly. (When we there, it was about the American Bill of Rights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being a big fan of JFK, this was the first place I visited upon arrival. It's worth it. Lots of expositions, photos and explanation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had very strange feelings here - on one hand it's extremely sad and breaks your heart , on the other - you touch real history , witch happens not that long time ago. The museum is full of interesting information - posts and photographs. Must see !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing the view in person of the grassy knoll, the freeway where President Kennedy lost his life was very moving. I grew up seeing these scenes often so it was really amazing to see them in person. It was emotional to see. I am glad to have had the opportunity to travel here to see this sacred piece of American... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very interesting facts about the murder of JFK. If you like history you will love it!! My 12 year old granddaughter was very interested and learned a lot that she really hasn't been taught in school.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish I had more than an hour to see this museum. I usually like to read mostly everything, so it took me longer than my husband. I only got through a little over half of the exhibit. I especially enjoyed the videos, and those did take more time to view. If you like history, this is definitely a "must-see"!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum features a very detailed reconstruction of the presidency and assassination of JFK, or at least the official version of it. As expected, it does not say much about the "alternative" theories, although it reports that only 31% of Americans believe the official story. Even so, I would recommend a visit for anyone who visits Dallas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love history like anyone else. When family visited Dallas for the first time they want to visit the 6th Floor Museum. Always a great time no matter how many times I go, I always learn something new. It's crazy the details they have and being able to see history so close that impacted our nation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I found the information very interesting. It comes with an audio tour to lead you through all the graphics and displays. Nicely timed with seating areas if you tire. Probably boring for younger children, but a fascinating view of a monumental piece of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The infamous book depository - Interesting Museum, documenting the life, presidency and assassination of JFK.

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