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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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On November 22, 1963, shots rang out on Dealey Plaza, at the west end of Downtown, as the presidential motorcade rounded the corner from Houston Street onto the Elm Street approach to the Triple Underpass. Eventually the Warren Commission concluded that President Kennedy was gunned down by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone and firing from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The building is now known as the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where exhibits explore the life and legacy of JFK, offering context of the politics of the early '60s and the importance of Kennedy's Texas visit. One of the most popular exhibits is the re-creation of the sniper's nest at the southeast window, viewable but not accessible.

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  • Address: 411 Elm St., Downtown Dallas, Dallas, TX, 75202 | Map It
  • Phone: 214/747–6660
  • Cost: $13.50, including audio tour
  • Hours: Mon. noon–6, Tues.–Sun. noon–6
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  • Location: Dallas-Fort Worth

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    Very Moving, Go Back in Time and Relive the Experience

    I just visited the lovely city of Dallas for the first time this past week. One of the places I sought out after seeing it online was the Sixth Floor Museum. We paid additional for the audiotour and I would HIGHLY recommend it. It takes you back in time to when President Kennedy was shot and shows you exactly what the Book Depository looked like when Oswald took his shots through the window. If you're a history buff you will probably not learn any new information, but it is still a very powerful, not to be missed experience.

    by TheTripChick, 3/4/07

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