The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald, according to four government investigations, shot and killed the President on November 22, 1963.name="" The museum's exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the reports by government investigations that followed, and the historical legacy of the national tragedy. The museum is self-sufficient in funding, relying solely on donations and ticket sales. It rents the space from the County of Dallas. The museum was founded by the Dallas County Historical Foundation. It opened its doors on Presidents' Day, February 20, 1989. A museum webcam features a live view from the sniper spot.
So there is a Dallas CityPass deal that isn't a bad deal if you plan to go to their science museum - but if you are going to do any Dallas tourist thing - I'd suggest this - it is an audio tour of JFK's life and they do a really nice job educating even those that know nothing about JFK... My kids really loved it - and we are still talking about who did it... there are the standard tourist traps there with vendors trying to sell papers that have photos from the day, but they were all very nice and added to my kids experience. Take the time to walk the whole plaza... I'm guessing the Boos Depository would have been torn down if this museum wasn't created so we were happy to support it so this part of history stays... Parking right there on Elm and cost between $6-$10 depending on the day and get validated in the museum to save a couple bucks
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- Mon: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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