The Sixth Floor Museum

History Museum
411 Elm St (at N Houston St)
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 747-6660
Monday
12:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • The lady at the front counter will call you "sugar" at the end of every sentence! Beware!
  • Watch every film and don't miss the Jack Ruby exhibit on the 7th floor
  • Worth every dollar. Definately a must see in Dallas. You will be moved.
  • Don't bring a handgun since it's prohibited based on the sign on the door. Also because it's insane to carry a handgun.
  • Stand near the window and ask why. Why not before the turn. Why after the turn when the car is behind trees, picking up speed, moving away. Makes no sense in so many ways.
  • Very well done. I did the 6th floor tour and then went down to the street.
  • Notice the shooting location in the corner. It is boxed in by glass walls. Muse on whether it would really be all that bad to let people step up to the actual shooting location to verify trajectories.
  • Very emotional. Still moves people to tears, even those of us who weren't born yet. What a great museum. Definitely a must when in Dallas.
  • Definitely do the audio tour at the Sixth Floor Museum since it's included in the price if admission.
  • Turn off the audio at each stage & take your own time to really read and take in the exhibits. You don't have to move at the pace the audio sets.
  • A fitting and deeply moving tribute to the legacy of President Kennedy. The museum covers the life of JFK and his untimely passing in rich detail. Definitely a place to visit in Dallas.
  • Make sure both ears work on your head set! quite annoying if they don't.
  • Be prepared to spend about 3 hours going through the exhibits. So you should try to arrive by 3 pm at the latest. And don't forget to check out the seventh floor exhibits before you leave.
  • Convinced of conspiracy now more than ever. Snipers practice simultaneous shooting at moving targets, and the Courthouse and DalTex buildings would have been perfect. Where's Jackie's pea coat? ;)
  • Formerly the Texas School Book Depository, this museum explores and celebrates the life of President Kennedy. #seemoresights
  • The site of JFK's murder is marked by an X outside the 6th Floor Museum. While a little touristy, it's a top spot to get your conspiracy theory on.
  • The audio is helpful, but turn it off at each panel and pace yourself.
  • There are two floors that can be visited: the 6th (audio-guided tour) & the 7th (some exhibitions). From the 7th floor, you'll be able to take a photo of the spot where JFK was shot (see the pic).
  • Fabulous audio guided tour! Be sure to explore around outside, too.
  • If you want to listen to the entire audio tour and watch the videos, plan to be there for at least 2.5 hours. It was an amazing museum. It held my attention the entire time.

Nearby places

413 Elm St (in Dealey Plaza Historic District)
411 Main St (at Houston St)
646 Main St (bt S Market & Record Sts)