Suddenly, at 12:30 p. , after the motorcade turned from Houston Street onto Elm Street, shots were fired, killing President Kennedy and wounding Governor Connally. Bob Jackson, a Dallas Times Herald photographer, was in a press car in motorcade, eight cars behind the President. After he heard a third shot, Jackson looked up and spotted a rifle at a sixth-floor corner window in the Texas School Book Depository building. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is an educational and permanent historic exhibit that examines the life, times, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy within the context of American history. The museum's exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the findings of the official investigations that followed and the historical legacy of that national tragedy. The Kennedy assassination remains one of the most significant events in American history and the assassination site is the most visited historic site in North Texas. Many of the visitors to the site come to resolve feelings of grief that persist even after over three decades. Still others, those too young to remember (now over half of the U.S. population), come to learn more about a man and an event that profoundly shaped the United States.
Can be canceled up to 48 hours in advance
Monday - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Last entry at 5:15 p.m. (TIP: Weekday afternoons are less crowded) Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Gratuities (optional), food and drinks
Admission to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, audio guide
The Museum is located on the Sixth Floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) at 411 Elm Street at Houston in downtown Dallas
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Photography is not allowed in the Museum. Audio Guide: An audio guide, narrated by Pierce Allman, the first journalist to broadcast from the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, is included with admission to guide visitors through the exhibition. The recorded audio incorporates excerpts from historic radio broadcasts and the voices of reporters, police officers, eyewitnesses and others commenting on President Kennedy and his place in history. The audio guide is available in ASL, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Mandarin and youth version in English.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
When in Dallas Dealey plaza is all about History of the President Kennedy assassination. The Museum is a must see and is perfectly laid out to help you understand what was going on then. We were first on line so no real wait but some said the line could get long. I still would have waited to see this museum
This tour was amazing!
Very good, highly recommended
We were in Dallas for a week for my wife's college reunion and were not about to pass up this piece of history. Highly informative and educational is what I'd call it. Mixed in is what one might call trivia but it's interesting stuff all the same. Not to be missed if you're in or around Dallas.
Excellent experience! Great history lesson. Very emotional for me. I remember the assassination and funeral.
It's a must for any American or World traveler. The museum was more impressive than I had anticipated. Considering the historic consequence it will give you a chill up and down your spine.
This was a great tour to actually visit part of our history. The museum is well done and quite educational. I would advise anyone visiting Dallas to see this historical site.
The operators have this down, as they go according to your time slot, do suggest the headphone, not really a group experience as you are all listening to the individual headphones, learning the history, exactly why we came here right?
Tips for buying tickets online and suggestions of parking, plus ideal time to visit were very helpful.
I wasn't able to get to this museum until an hour before closing time. The staff were very accommodating and let us know that we would be cutting the audio tour close. The photo displays and social and political settings were done very well and I wish I had had more time to linger at some panels. This is a must see for Dallas visitors and I'm glad I purchased the tickets ahead of time. There were still a couple family groups entering the museum when we did, so having the vouchers saved time. My daughter who only knew of Kennedy from American History classes also found the tour very interesting.
It was a really and informative tour. I would just shorten it up a little. However you are able to skip through some of it by passing over the things that don't interest you during the recorded tour on your headset.
Great experience and there was so much to see. I spent a lot more time in there than I thought I would, at least a couple of hours. Note that no photography is allowed inside of the museum.
The shocker is how small, and low the grassy knoll is.
It was a nice tour, however there were so many people there, it was hard for my handicap husband to get close to the exhibits. Very informative piece of history you have there.
Very informative. I highly recommend to buy tickets in advance because there is a very long line but it does move quickly.
Great experience got to learn a lot about JFK and what happened. Great insight
This is a must see!! You truly can put yourself into the shoes of Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK and try to understand what happened that day.
Great tour. Very informative. Audio tour was well done and you really got a sense of what happened that day.
Museum is EXCELLENT. BUT DO NOT BUY online tickets anyplace online but the museum itself.
I cannot say that enough. We purchased through viator- it was just a full price voucher to get tickets at the museum. It wasn't a ticket. At the museum they issue a TIME on the purchased tickets you are assured to get in. It was sweltering and unconscionable to get there only to find we had no actual reservation to get in. I will be posting much more about this issue online, but we just got back.
This tour was amazing!
This museum surpassed what we expected. We were immediately transported back to that time and era. As we progressed through Kennedy's presidency and on to his assassination we were so drawn into the events. They don't allow photos in the museum which in retrospect is good because that would cause more crowding around exhibits. It was sobering to see the window where Lee Harvey Oswold supposedly fired the shot and the X down on the street where Kennedy was hit. Would highly recommend this museum to anyone who is a Kennedy buff.
Museum was great. Parking was close by and accessible. Very moving experience.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing!
highly recommend, you can go at your own pace
Wonderful extensive tour. Learned and experienced so much here. Fantastic!
I've wanted to do this for many years,. I wasn't disappointed. Had a great time putting everything into perspective. Seeing and feeling the history was brilliant.
Excellent, informative tour. Gives you a great insight into JFK and the circumstances surrounding his death and subsequent investigations.
The tour was excellent. However, it is better to get your tickets directly from the Museum instead of through Viator otherwise you have to still line up for the official ticket and the ques are long. More than 1 hour
As a visitor to Dallas, this is one tour that should be at the top of your list. History, however negative, was made here.
Very interesting, worth seeing by anyone with an interest in history.
Very informative, well set up. The shooters window was awesome to look from. Enjoyed every part of it.
Saturday afternoons are probably NOT the best time to take this tour. Crowds were heavy even in mid-October. But if you can only go one place in Dallas, this should be the stop. Extremely well-done and engrossing.
A must if in Dallas the history regarding president Kennedy's assignation is very interesting.
This tour was very informative, with lots of facts that we were not aware of. We had a mishap with one of the tickets but the ticket office sorted it out efficiently. Would recommend.
Having lived through the actual happenings it was very good to see it all up close. The tour brought everything back and it was especially heart wrenching to be there on the 14th anniversary of 911.
The self-guided tour brings you back to the sad event of the final day of Pres.JFK. Very educational to people of all ages and to the generations to come.It's a must esp.to the Baby Boomers who mostly idolized this Pres. it's money worth spending.
It really was experiencing history and a world changing event.
You can't go to Dallas without stopping here. A integral part of our history.
Must see for anyone who remembers life with JFK
No delays in getting in. Thought provoking and interesting. A moment in history. Not to be missed
Excellent and informative tour!
Really well done. Exhibits and audio tour were first class. Good level of detail even for a Kennedy buff like me. Only negative was the number of people - there's no way you can concentrate and see everything with the numbers of people at each exhibit. We had to keep moving to avoid getting caught in s big crowd which meant missing some of the detail I would have liked to see. I can understand why it's so popular though. They should make more use of the seventh floor which was basically empty.
The tour was well set up and interesting.
The museum was very good and very moving and gave me a lot of food for thought.
They could improve the layout of the exhibits to make moving from one area to the next smoother.
However, it was unfortunate that even though I bought a ticket online and had the voucher printed out, I still had to stand in a long line to get the actual ticket. What's the point of buying it online then?
I was 7 years old when JFK was killed ,It was the first thing in my young life that had an impact on me,been waiting 52 years to get here where it all happened.It was amazing
Great educational, emotionally-charged trip down memory lane,. There is a fair amount of reading but lots to look at and experience. I think the displays could be set up better so that the groups of people aren't always crossing each others' paths.
Very engaging exhibits.
If you like American history and have an appreciating for museums, buy this activity! I loved the experience as my wife and I spent about 2 1/2 hours of our day at the Sixth Floor Museum.
Very moving experience. Not sure the national pride in both Jack and Jackie will reach this height agrain. The world loved us! I remember it so well....as a republican, but proud to be an American.
A great piece of history shared with my wife and granddaughter. Well presented by the use of audio head sets to move at your pace. Don't miss this while in Dallas.
Very good informative tour and good value for money. Definitely recommend if you are in Downtown Dallas.
A must do tour!
Very interesting- insightful
I liked that I did not have to stand in a line, I learned a lot that I did not know about before very informative
My wife and I recently took the tour of the 6th floor museum. We both really enjoyed the experience. The museum was awesome and the staff was very helpful and friendly.
I bought this ticket to save time. It didn't. You still have to queue in the "buy tickets" line and get the voucher replaced for a ticket. Fortunately it was a quiet time. I thought the museum was terrific though.
This gave us an amazing insight into what happened on that awful day, as well as afterwards. It was great to have a variety of things to read / photos to see as well as videos to watch.
I enjoyed the museum was very interesting and gave us a new perspective on the JFK assassination.
very interesting great view of plaza,
Interesting historical self-guided tour. Wear your walking shoes!
Experience and tour was great and much more than we ever expected! Recommend this for anyone, not only is it exciting but educational too! A++++++++
Is there really anything more that can be said about the JFK assassination? Its almost impossible for the museum to offer anything more that hasn't been covered ad nausem. That said, seeing the actually location from where the shots were fired and the gun was hidden is pretty impactful.
The tour itself was great. The problem was the voucher process. We thought everyone had to follow this process. We got there a few minutes before the museum opened for the day. About 50 people had real tickets. We had to wait on all of them to go in before we were allowed in to exchange our vouchers for tickets. Several people said they bought tickets on the street a couple of blocks away. Wish we had done that!
Really enjoyed this museum and it is so well laid out and informative. It was worth coming to Dallas just for this.
Very informative well laid out we went on a Saturday I recommend go early as gets very busy. Abit disappointed what you can't take photos on the 6 th floor area. But still a brilliant museum and audio tour cheap at twice the price
Very informative on the Kennedy's assassination and what they went through .
Amazing very moving enjoyed every moment.
Very interesting place. Very moving to relive the last few hours of JFK. We went on the weekend and had to queue for 45 mins to get it. Thought that by prepurchasing via viator would have avoided the need to queue! Not so!
Great trip and experience at the Sixth Floor Museum. Much more than my wife and I expected. The on line ticket purchase was really easy and saved us time once we got to the museum. Thanks.
It was great -- and the staff was very helpful since one of our party was unable to use an elevator due to anxiety attacks. They escorted up and down the stairs. The audio presentation is excellent.
Very well done exhibition. Went through the assassination well. Only thing left out was that there were no surgeons at Parkland Hospital when Kennedy got there. The resuscitation effort was handled by a Urologist. All the surgeons were at a convention,. The controversy regarding Oswald was well done.
The museum is really interesting! You learn a lot about what happened, and get to see exactly where it all went down. Worth the stop.
Very intresting experience, One of the best museums I have ever visited. Is a must go place while visiting Dallas. I actually spend more than an hour there looking at every detail presented, Tears included in the packeage., of course , Great experience no compliats at all
The rating of this tour had nothing to do with Viator. We thought someone would meet us at the museum and take us from exhibit to exhibit and provide additional information, we were not picked up at our hotel - we were outside the 5 mile limit - and were not greeted by the company upon arrival Additionally, we were told we HAD to print out physical copies of the Viaotor tickets after we booked the tour. I had wanted to use my cell phone since we weren't sure we'd have access to a printer. Had I known this was the way Viator takes care of their out of state customers, I would have and should have, gone independently with my husband to Dealey Plaza.
Amazing experience so much info and detail, would definitely recommend.
Very interesting and moving tribute to JFK.
Loved this. The displays are excellent and the audio guide really brings it all to life. It is a pity you are not allowed to take photos inside the museum. I would suggest that a booklet of photos could be compiled and sold to visitors. At least that would give you something to take away instead of having your own photos.
Interesting and well presented museum.
well worth doing. excellent museum
I would recommend this to anyone. The museum was very interesting and informative. There was lots to read and watch without being overwhelmed. The only small issue was that the museum got very busy veru quickly so it was a fight to the front sometimes. Take the time to walk onto the Grassy knoll and stand behind the fence to see the view. There is a nice place for breakfast just down the road called Cindy's that was cheap and good food.
Awesome. I'm not a big history buff, but the museum was interesting and informative and really moving. Would recommend to anyone passing through.
Great to see all the pictures and reactions across the world. The downside was the fact that you dont get to be in the area where Oswald shot the president. Additioanlly, the museum didnt have any original JFK memorabelia for sale.
The museum was excellent!
Not much else to do in Downtown Dallas, but if passing through the museum was fantastic and definitely worth the visit.