The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, located in Dallas, Texas, is one of Texas’ most visited historic sites. The Museum chronicles the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. It is located in the former Texas School Book Depository building. This is where there was evidence of a sniper was found after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The exhibit pretty much resembles the space as it appeared in the 1960s. Highlights include the FBI model used b the Warren Commission, a sniper’s perch, Oswald’s wedding ring, an original teletype machine that transmitted the news of the president’s death, and historic photos, films, and more. There is an interactive display that overlooks Dealey Plaza.
“John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation” is the main exhibit and it is located on the sixth floor. Public programs and special exhibits are presented on the seventh floor. Admission includes an audio guide which is available in eight languages, including ASL.
The Museum presents events, programs, and special exhibits that allow visitors to explore aspects of the history of the Kennedy presidency and assassination. It provides a deeper engagement with personal experiences and stories, as well as the Museum’s collections.
With the Dealey Plaza Interactive Guide, visitors can explore the history of the Dealey Plaza, both before and after the assassination.
Adjacent to the museum there is paid parking available. Parking fees will vary by lot. The Museum sits three blocks west from West End Station which connects to all DART lines. It also sits five blocks north of Union Station, which connects to the TRE to Fort Worth.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza offers in-person weekday school tours, however, these are limited. The group must be a K-12 or College class. There must be a minimum of 20 students and the tour must be scheduled 3 weeks in advance.
Unique products can be found at the Museum store. All levels of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. An accessible ramp is located at the Northwest Corner of the Museum. Handicap parking is available in the museum lot.
The “John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation” exhibit is a self guided experience. It takes approximately 90 minus to go through the exhibit. The seventh floor occasionally has temporary exhibits which will add some time to the visit.
The Museum is located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas Texas.