We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202-3301
Phone Number:
+1 214-747-6660
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$15.99*
and up
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
More Info
US$46.00*
and up
Dallas CityPASS

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6,100 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3702
    Excellent
  • 1449
    Very good
  • 351
    Average
  • 67
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Great place for history buff

We always wanted to come here but never had time or it was always too crowded. What a great place to see history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
JosaphineN201
,
Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

6,100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,596: English reviews
Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always wanted to come here but never had time or it was always too crowded. What a great place to see history.

Helpful?
Thank JosaphineN201
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
271 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall the museum is well done. As others mentioned, it is crowded at the beginning (you go in as a group with your timed ticket) but after a few minutes the crowd fans out as everybody goes at their own pace. The headset is a great addition and most times I listed to it and other times, I only read... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca L
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Self guided tour with audio headset, so there's no hurry and you can take the time to read and look as you wish. Very educational place to learn a piece of history in the very place if occurred

Helpful?
Thank Tomas Javier G
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was OK. It's basically an hour long audio tour of JFK, the events leading up to and after the assisanation. While it was very informative what I did not like was how solo the event was. You just listen to an audio tour on head phones for an hour. This is fine, but I wish the tour had... More 

Helpful?
Thank 314Matt
San Marcos, Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Captures this heartbreaking historical events in a sophisticated and thoughtful way for all guests. Would definitely refer family and friends.

Helpful?
Thank Stacie78666
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must go when in Dallas. Museum was very worth it and very informative it took us 2 hours to complete and we even skipped some things. Very busy weekends so I would suggest a week day it would be less crowded.

Helpful?
Thank Alicia S
Dayton
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We read every scrap of information and it took us 5 hours to go through. After reading Jim Bishop's book "The Day Kennedy Was Shot", I was excited to be able to visit the site and museum. The exhibits were very informative from Kennedy's life and presidency to Jack Ruby's arrest. The route of the motorcade, the grassy knoll and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rebecca D
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Self guided tour with audio sets to listen to at your pace. You could read/look at pictures as long as you wanted because no one was pushing you along. Reservations are recommended- you get a time slot of a 1/2 hour for your entrance time. Educational for my 9 & 11 year old sons and so neat for my husband... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tabitha S
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent layover at DFW we took the train in to the sixth floor museum. We all received audio guides which helped walk us through the events leading up to the assassination of JFK and the aftermath. Our kids range in age from 8-17 and they all got something out of it. Displays are clear and very powerful.

Helpful?
1 Thank Janet D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We're old enough to remember the assassination and have seen the videos and read the accounts several times, but actually standing and looking out the window made it more real. The videos, photos, and memorabilia of the day were very well done, and the audio guide that's included with admission was excellent. Although we'll never return, we recommend this if... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MEB55304

Travellers who viewed The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository also viewed

 

Been to The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository and other visitors
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?