Sixth Floor Museum
Dealey Plaza & the Grassy Knoll
Now a National Historic Landmark, this rectangular park is south of the former Book Depository. Dealey Plaza was named in 1935 for...
Old Red Museum
The 1892 Old Red Courthouse that houses this museum is almost as interesting as the museum’s interactive exhibits on Dallas county...
You can pay your respects here to the fallen ex-president. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the roofless room with a view of the...
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
Sonny Bryan's barbecue has been around in one form or another since 1910. Although the main location is obscurely located, this branch...
Book Depository, 411 Elm St · interesting places nearby
Sixth Floor Museum information
No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas gives visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the world-altering events unleashed by an assassin in the former Texas School Book Depository. Fascinating multimedia exhibits (plus the included audioguide) give an excellent historical context of JFK's time, as well as his life and legacy.
And while any museum dedicated to the subject could have reconstructed the historical event using footage, audio clips and eyewitness accounts, this museum offers you a goosebump-raising view through the exact window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired upon the motorcade. (If that last statement raises your hackles, not to worry: the displays don't shy away from conspiracy theories, either.)
The museum also offers an interesting self-guided Cell Phone Walking Tour (one hour; $2.50) of Dealey Plaza and other JFK assassination sites.