Sixth Floor Museum

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411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX, USA
Sixth Floor Museum - building
Sixth Floor Museum - entrance
Sixth Floor Museum - The famous shot from Bob Jackson
Sixth Floor Museum - The sign
Sixth Floor Museum - A recreation of the place of the assassination
Sixth Floor Museum - A recreation of the place of the assassination

Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Reviews

WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
Definitely go see this place Sep 26, 2013
The Sixth Floor Museum is a must-visit for any visitor to the city, as the infamous event on November 22, 1963, has become associated with the city of Dallas. That event was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Located in the West End Historic District in downtown, near Dealey Plaza, the museum can be a little difficult to find. There is museum parking, but it will cost $5.

When entering the building, you pay admission and pick up an audioguide. Then take the elevator to the 6th floor to the museum itself.

The museum starts off being about what the US was like in the 1960’s, followed by Kennedy’s rise to being President, to the assassination. After that, it gets into aftermath and the killer himself, Lee Harvey Oswald, and later, the conspiracies that followed. You get to see the spot where Oswald fired 2 shots at Kennedy, and the sequence of photos of Kennedy getting shot. It was really scary to see.

There is a temporary exhibit on the 7th floor, which you can take the stairs after seeing the main museum. When I went, it was a photo gallery of past Presidents. But it may be something else by the time you visit. Still, the displays on the 6th museum alone, is well worth the price of admission.

The museum is well organized, and the audioguide is very informative and engaging to listen to. This part took me about 3 hours to see, so allow yourself enough time to see it.

Photography is not allowed at all!
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montecarlostar montecar…
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Interesting for history lovers Oct 12, 2009
The sixth floor museum is a main attraction for history lovers and a must for JFK aficionados. The building itself is not interesting since it was just a Schoolbook stockroom, but the fact that it is presumably the place from where JFK was shot makes is terribly attractive.

There is a self-guided audio tour available in several languages through the photograph exposition. You can get to learn the basic facts of JFK's life and the political environment of the time. They also have some great videos of some of JFK's most important moments. You can see Elm street from the very position that the shooter saw the presidencial car that morning.

They also have a photo exposition of Bob Jackson, the pullitzer award winner for the shot of Jack Ruby killing Lee Harvey Oswald.

I think this museum is interesting but mostly for history lovers.
The sign
A recreation of the place of the a…
The famous shot from Bob Jackson
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andrewcsikes andrewcs…
19 reviews
Jun 24, 2006
The museumgave a very brief but informative look at the assisination of President Kennedy. We live close by, but I had never been. We took the audio tour and felt it was worth the time it took.
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