The Sixth Floor Museum is a must-visit for any visitor to the city, as the infamous event on November 22, 1963, has become associated with the city of Dallas. That event was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Located in the West End Historic District in downtown, near Dealey Plaza, the museum can be a little difficult to find. There is museum parking, but it will cost $5.
When entering the building, you pay admission and pick up an audioguide. Then take the elevator to the 6th floor to the museum itself.
The museum starts off being about what the US was like in the 1960's, followed by Kennedy's rise to being President, to the assassination. After that, it gets into aftermath and the killer himself, Lee Harvey Oswald, and later, the conspiracies that followed. You get to see the spot where Oswald fired 2 shots at Kennedy, and the sequence of photos of Kennedy getting shot. It was really scary to see.
There is a temporary exhibit on the 7th floor, which you can take the stairs after seeing the main museum. When I went, it was a photo gallery of past Presidents. But it may be something else by the time you visit. Still, the displays on the 6th museum alone, is well worth the price of admission.
The museum is well organized, and the audioguide is very informative and engaging to listen to. This part took me about 3 hours to see, so allow yourself enough time to see it.
Photography is not allowed at all!
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