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Dealey Plaza/6th Floor Museum - Dallas, Texas

Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Dealey Plaza is a city park in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is sometimes called the "birthplace of Dallas". It was also the location of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963; 30 minutes after the shooting, Kennedy was pronounced dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark on the 30th anniversary of the assassination, to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, and buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that have been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for assassin(s).

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of United States President John F. Kennedy and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswaldshot and killed the President on November 22, 1963.

Conversations/Things we learned:

This is a sobering place to visit but one everyone should see when in the Dallas Texas area. Walking the plaza area and then going into the museum on the 6th floor completes the experience. Many have wondered how could assassin Leigh Harvey Oswald make those shots which changed the world. I have included the exact perspective photos and videos where Oswald made the three shots and the location from where he was compared to President Kennedy. The distance did not appear that far away but you be the judge.

This location is a must-stop for everyone.

Contact Information:

411 Elm Street

Dallas, Texas 75202

Street address

Phone: (214) 747-6660

Website for the 6th Floor Museum:

Dealey Plaza

Gallery of photos

Six Floor Museum at the School Book Depository

Gallery of photos


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