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“Relive History: JFK Assassination Nov 22, 1963”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Ranked #5 of 262 things to do in Dallas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of Texas’ most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository building, where evidence of a sniper was found after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Much of the exhibit space looks as it appeared in the 1960s. Highlights include a sniper’s perch, the FBI model used by the Warren Commission, an original teletype machine that first transmitted news of the president’s death, Oswald’s wedding ring, historic films, photos and more. An interactive display overlooks Dealey Plaza. Admission includes an audio guide, available in eight languages including ASL. The museum is open daily in 2018 except Christmas. Timed tickets can be purchased in advance at jfk.org.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Before enjoying the inside of the Texas School Book Depository it is important to recall some history details:
1. President and Mrs. Kennedy had landed at Dallas Love Field and proceeded on the motorcade in the Presidential Limo.
2. It was a 1961 open top 4 door Lincoln Convertible.
3. JFK's car approached intersection of Houston and Elm Streets.
4. At the extreme west end of Main Street the motorcade turned right right on Houston Street and proceeded north for one block in order to make a left turn on Elm Street.
5. Presidential Assassin knew that the Limo would slow down and waited and took this advantage.
6. He was waiting in the Sniper's Nest on the 6th Floor with an Italian manual bolt action rifle with a telescopic sight.
7. Now look and note the first X on Elm Street
8. The first X represents the first shot (non lethal) or the neck wound.
9. Look a few more yards and note the second X or the fatal head wound.
10. Look up at the 6th Floor window where the Sniper shot the fatal wound.
11. The U.S. Secret Service now does not allow the President to ride in an open air limo.
12. Also the President's route is not published.
14. After the assassination agents switched to 357 S&W Model 19 to put down an assailant quickly.
15. Then they switched to the side arm Sig Sauer p229 semi auto.
16. Please note and realize that the Assassination site is still preserved as it was that fateful day.
17. Now take a few moments to reflect history and you are ready to go inside the Depository.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I am a bit of a history buff, so I found this museum to be very interesting. The exhibit does a great job of explaining the Kennedy family and the state of the country leading up to JFK being elected. There are a lot of videos that showcase JFK's presidency and what was going on in the world during this time. The details of the assignation and what happened after is also detailed throughly. If you plan on visiting, make sure you block at least three hours, as there is a lot to see. Crowds can be a bit much, so you may have to wait before getting up to an exhibit or watching a video. All in all, a must-do when you visit Dallas.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This museum is extremely thorough showcasing almost every effect, perspective and angle associated with one of the most infamous events in U.S. and world history.

The audio guide, displays, documents and models are enlightening. It does a good job giving the background of the event and the world at that point. Then continues, in minute detail the actual assassination and finally shows the effect it had on the world and how it has changed worldviews today.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The lines were long and it was densely packed, but everything about this museum is well done. It is an amazing look back at the jFK and his assassination.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My wife and I were in Dallas after vacationing in the Texas Hill Country. Our hotel was within easy walking distance to the Sixth Floor Museum. The assassination of President Kennedy is one of those defining moments for the nineteen sixties. The museum tour included a audio headset which narrated the tour of the 6th Floor exhibits. This audio tour provided me new perspectives regarding the assassination and gave me a new appreciation for the investigation that followed. Also, museum exhibits gave an appropriate account of Kennedy's legacy. Most important and moving part of the tour is the view from the windows on the sixth floor. The windows included a monitors which displayed moving simulations of the assassination. Very Dramatic. Very emotionally moving. The Sixth Floor Museum is a must see for all visiting Dallas, and those who have visited other JFK sites.

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