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January 30, 2007
From journal Doing The Big D
July 29, 2006
From journal One Day in Big D: JFK, Ringo, and the Metroplex
April 21, 2005
No doubt that added to the emotions and the experience of visiting this museum that is dedicated to the life and tragic death of his father, President John F. Kennedy.
Dallas has always had a scar across its name because of the events of November 22, 1963. But the city has rebounded and accepted its place in history. No better place showcases this than the Sixth Floor Museum.
The museum, which is housed in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly perched to shoot the president, is more than just a museum about Kennedy's assassination. You'll see exhibits on the social and political situation in the early 1960s and the reasons behind his ill-fated trip to Texas in 1963.
The highlight of the tour is the "corner window," where Oswald stood. It has been made up to look like it probably did that day in November. Also, you can see a scale model of Dealey Plaza that the Warren Commission used in its investigation.
Audio tours are available (in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese), or you can just walk through. Group tours for more than 20 can be arranged.
The museum is located in the West End historic district, which is accessible on DART's light rail (red and blue lines, West End Station) and the Trinity Railway Express (Union Station).
From journal Big D
September 17, 2003
From journal Dallas TX
June 26, 2003
The Dealy Plaza is a National Historic Landmark for John F. Kennedy, cherishing the everlasting moments of John F. Kennedy’s fateful life. I encourage you to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to grasp a hint of understanding of something that truly shocked the world into numbness.
There are several different types of exhibits that you should view.
You will also have the opportunity to visit their "Research Center" area,
OUR OVERALL VIEWS:
After acquiring and consuming all of the invaluable information on John F. Kennedy, it left me with such a heavy heart. You truly don’t realize what all a person has done for the world until you see all these things put together in a museum remembering and acknowledging them of their life history. John F. Kennedy has done so much and could have done so much more. Yet, his life was drastically ended on November 22, 1963. All I know is, he was truly a wonderful soul. May he rest in peace.
For pictures or more information on The Sixth Floor Museum, please visit their
The Enclosed Portrait of John F. Kennedy is from this Website. Let's give credit where it's due.
From journal Dallas' Charismatic Personality
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 13, 2003
My eight year old nephew got a little bored after the adults spent an hour and a half going through the exhibit, but even he got something out of the visit. All said, this is definitely worth the trip.
From journal X-mas in Dallas
June 8, 2002
Near the ticket office was an exhibit called "5 Days That Changed the World" and was a synopsis of Lincoln's assassination, JFK's assassination, Pearl Harbor, Martin Luther King's assassination, and September 11. It was quite interesting but disturbing.
On the actual 6th floor were all the familiar photos, tv, radio, and newspaper coverage of those awful days. You can sit in a small viewing room and see Kennedy shot, or watch Jack Ruby shoot Oswald, or watch the funeral procession. For those of us who lived through it, it brought back lots of memories and feelings, not necessarily ones I wanted to feel again.
Since I'd had enough, I decided to go to the 7th Floor and look at the Pulitzer Prize Winning Photo Exhibition. There, I'm once again assaulted by photographs of horrific events from Vietnam, from the South during the 60s, from Oklahoma City. It was an extremely powerful exhibit.
The Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit is not for the squeamish. The 6th Floor was extremely well done and very interesting.
From journal Weekend in Dallas
May 4, 2002
From journal Dallas is a Great Place to Live
November 18, 2001
From journal Dallas - The Wild New West
October 31, 2000
When this museum opened, I didn't give it a chance to stay in business; but it has. So much for me as a critic! Very popular with visitors from overseas. Yes, there is a fine view from the windows. Not for me, but if you must....
From journal Dallas, the BIG