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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

Having opened its doors to public in February 1989, the Sixth Floor Museum is operated by the non-profit Dallas County Historical Foundation. The Sixth Floor Museum occupies the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (also known as the Texas School Book Depository) in the heart of Dallas. It is also precisely the location from which, Lee Harvey Oswald, presumably, fatally shot President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The building is now a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The exhibits explore a moment in time, namely the life, assassination and legacy of JFK with a critical eye on the 1960s history and culture. The museum employs old video registrations, photos, heirlooms and informative exhibitions as evidence for what happened that day, official statements that followed, and the consequences, both national and international, of the tragedy. Another new and exciting option the Museum is offering is the Cell Phone guided tour.

The Public Programs organized by The Sixth Floor Museum, such as Fort Worth Opera JFK Symposium: The Arts or Five Presidents with Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin, allow visitors to delve into specific aspects of the history of the Kennedy presidency and assassination with the help of personal reports of eye witnesses.

Across the street from the Museum at 501 Elm, there is a store that offers a large selection of books, films and works by local artisans and distinctive pop culture memorabilia inspired by the 1960s.

Looking for hotels in Dallas Texas?  The Stay Express Inn is situated at a distance of 6.9 miles from the Sixth Floor Museum.