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JFK History in Dallas

By Viator, February 2018

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On November 22, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Today many attractions and monuments in the city commemorate not only that tragic day, but the man himself. Here are a few sights you should definitely not miss.

Dealey Plaza
Dealey Plaza, nicknamed the birthplace of Dallas, was also the location of the Kennedy assassination. Now a National Historic Landmark, the park is home to the now-famous grassy knoll from where some witnesses claimed the shots originated. JFK history tours often begin at this now iconic location in downtown Dallas.

Sixth Floor Museum
Situated in Dealey Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum occupies the Texas school book depository in the same building where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots believed to have killed Kennedy. Two floors of exhibits recount the events of the day through film, photographs, artifacts, and oral histories from eyewitnesses.

Hilton Fort Worth
The Hilton Fort Worth—then known as the Texas Hotel—was where the Kennedys spent their final night together the day before his murder. While the original suite where the couple stayed is no longer there, room 808 sits near the same location. Old photographs of the Kennedys hang throughout the hotel.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
Visitors who wish to pay respects to the fallen president can do so at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a roofless granite monument with the president’s name engraved in gold. Created by architect Philip Johnson as an open tomb, the structure symbolizes JFK’s free spirit, while its free-floating design reflects the strong emotion of loss the nation—and the world—felt after President Kennedy was killed.

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JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas, Dallas, null
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JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Explore Dallas like never before on this three and a half hour small group tour with transport by air-conditioned van. Travel to the Grassy Knoll and the ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.99
Dallas CityPASS, Dallas, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Dallas CityPASS

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Visit four of Dallas' top attractions at one low price with the Dallas CityPASS. Each booklet includes tickets to the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck and the Perot ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: Flexible

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Admission to Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Admission to Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 97 Reviews

On his visit to Dallas on 22 November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart. In the ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $16.00
Dallas and JFK Full-Day Small-Group Tour with JFK Museum, Dallas, Audio Guided Tours
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Dallas and JFK Full-Day Small-Group Tour with JFK Museum

Explore Dallas and Fort Worth like never before on this Small Group tour. Visit the Assassination Point of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.99
2 Hour JFK Assassination Small-Group Tour, Dallas, Historical & Heritage Tours
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2 Hour JFK Assassination Small-Group Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore Dallas in 2 hours with a guide and in an air-conditioned van. Pass by Grassy Knoll and the infamous car ride that made history on November 22, 1963. ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.99
Dallas Food and JFK History Tour, Dallas, Cultural Tours
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Dallas Food and JFK History Tour

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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.)

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