The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Dallas, TX

Where are we going?

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas County Administration Building
411 Elm St
TX 75202

214 747 6660

What is there to do?

There are only a few people who have a true impact on the future and past of the United States, and when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, it shocked the world. 

Parents, you will remember the moment, and now at the Sixth Floor Museum the next generation can begin to understand all about the great man, and why he was so important.

The museum has been educating visitors and families since 1989. Families who want to tell the stories of their time in the 1960s, or families who want to broaden their education on the life of JFK.

All of the exhibits at the Sixth Floor Museum interpret the life, death and legacy of this president. The museum want to encourage conversation, and give those who visit a more in depth understanding.

Each of the exhibits cover a certain theme. The reason the museum is called The Sixth Floor Museum, is because the location is actually the place where they believe the sniper was positioned on that fateful day. The exhibit John F Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation is in the room where significant evidence of a sniper was found. The exhibition recreates the context of the time, and looks into the impact that JFK had on American culture.

The exhibits continue to change, so there is always something new to see when you visit next. Exhibits in the past have covered the journalists positions, the history of Dallas, and the city through photographs. 

The collections at the museum have over 45,000 related items related to the assassination, so it really is a huge learning experience. 

A moving, fascinating and important museum to visit in Dallas.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $16

Children: $13 (ages 6 to 18)

Discount: Seniors

Free Under: 5 years (or $4 with audio guide)


Need a little extra help?

The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and others with special needs. An accessible entrance can be found at the NW corner of the Museum. Wheelchairs are located in the Visitors Center and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.


When can we go?

Monday 12pm - 6pm / Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm

All year round, daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas


Any top tips?

The tickets are timed by entry in 30 minute blocks, so consider booking online as they are often sold out

I’m Hungry!

There is a Museum Cafe across the street where you can get drinks, pastries and sandwiches - and treats! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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