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Very educational. Good trip back in time.

My only concern is a lack of marketing by the city of Irving as this was hard to find but once we... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Jeff Y
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Great trip back in time - must-see for JFK assassination buffs

This home was a great way to step inside Lee Harvey Oswald's life. No matter what you think his... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Orlando, Florida
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801 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060-2845
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My only concern is a lack of marketing by the city of Irving as this was hard to find but once we got tickets and figured out where to meet, it was a lot of fun. I am very interested in the Kennedy assassination and...More

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This home was a great way to step inside Lee Harvey Oswald's life. No matter what you think his involvement was in the JFK assassination, to stand in the bedroom where he spent his last night as a free man, to get a detailed look...More

2  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

For $12 the visitor is motored from the former public library in Irving to the restored house of Ruth Paine, a kind lady who housed Marina and Lee Oswald in the days leading up to the murder of the President in 1963. The library houses...More

Thank Randy147
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and magnificent step back in time to that fateful day in 1963. The city of Irving, Texas went to great lengths to show us exactly what Ruth Paine's house looked like and felt like that terrible day in November. It's quite small but filled...More

Thank Timballard
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I echo the other reviewers that gave this high marks. Fascinating to see the actual house where Oswald went to get his rifle the day before the assassination, and where other events happened that may have contributed to his decision making. Helps to give you...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I was eight years old when Kennedy was assassinated and I remember it like it was yesterday. This house requires some work to get there if you want to go beyond Dealy Plaza. It is well worth it. I was the only person on the...More

Thank BruceArk17
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Ruth Paine House and Museum is a local gem. It is a step back in time that entices you to learn more about Ruth Paine's connection to Lee Harvey Oswald. Make your reservations online prior to arrival. It makes it easier for the guides...More

Thank Krista G
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see tour for JFK assassination history buffs. The combination of the Visitors Center and House provides a detailed view with artifacts and video interviews of Ruth Paine's coincidental and life-altering association with Lee and Marina Oswald. Her house (with her help) has...More

2  Thank Mohsman
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The tour is $12 and I would classify it as a very educational experience. The tour begins at the 1-room museum type exhibit at the library on Irving St. I watched every video and flipped through every newspaper in the room and this took me...More

3  Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We only found this little gem after visiting Pat Hall's excellent boarding house tour in Oak Cliff. Next to nobody seems to know about this craft-fully reconstructed assassination attraction. Only $12 each! The exhibit was a little difficult to locate at first as the Irving...More

1  Thank John S
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John H
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You have to go to the Irving Public Library on Irving Blvd to start the tour. It is adjacent to City Hall just east of MacArthur Blvd.