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  • Address: John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas TX 75202, USA
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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John F. Kennedy Memorial

Simple but profoundly moving, the open-air John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza focuses on the granite slab bearing the assassinated president’s name etched in gold.The granite memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls, creating a roofless space for private contemplation and reflection, free from outside distractions.

The Memorial was dedicated in June 1970, and was envisioned by architect Philip Johnson as an open tomb or cenotaph. The plain white walls appear to be free-floating, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

By day, the floating white walls are reflected on the monument’s gilt lettering. At night, the monument is a beautifully floodlit city landmark.

Practical Info

The Kennedy Memorial is a block down from Dealey Plaza, in the JFK Memorial Plaza. Union Station and West End station are close by.

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Dallas Food and JFK History Tour, Dallas, null
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Dallas Food and JFK History Tour

This Dallas Food and JFK History tour, narrated by a true Dallas historian, is for hungry history and architecture lovers! This tour begins in the Historic ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.26
Historic Dallas Segway Tour, Dallas, Walking Tours
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Historic Dallas Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

This historic downtown Dallas segway tour is a two-hour tour offered once daily. This tour is designed to be fun, entertaining, and informative. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.69

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