This public Dallas park was completed in 1940 and named for George Bannerman Dealey, a civic leader, early publisher of The Dallas Morning News and an advocate for the revitalization of the area. Most notably, Dealey Plaza is also where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. In 1993, the National Park Service designated Dealey Plaza a National Historic Landmark District, encompassing the area between Pacific Avenue, Market Street, Jackson Street and the former railroad tracks. John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza is located about a block away from Dealey Plaza.
Located at Dealey Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on the United States and the world. The museum is located on the top two floors of the former Texas School Book Depository where significant evidence of a sniper was found following Kennedy's assassination. The museum has more than 45,000 items in its collection relating to the assassination, as well as exhibits about Kennedy's life.
Dealey Plaza is located at the intersection of Main Street, Elm Street, and Commerce Street, and bound by N. Houston Street. The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street, and opening hours are 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 6pm on Monday.