John F. Kennedy Memorial Tours

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Simple but profoundly moving, the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Dallas comprises a granite slab bearing the assassinated president’s name etched in gold. The slab is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to be free-floating, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.

The Basics
As a prominent city landmark, the John F. Kennedy Memorial is included in many Dallas sightseeing tours. Those with a particular interest in the JFK assassination can opt for a themed tour that includes visits to Dealey Plaza, where the president was killed; the memorial; Grassy Knoll; the home of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald; the historic Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff; and the Sixth Floor Museum. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The JFK Memorial is a must-see for first-time visitors and JFK history buffs.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • The JFK Memorial Plaza is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The JFK Memorial is situated in downtown Dallas, a block away from Dealey Plaza in John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Union Station and West End Station are close by.

When to Get There
To fully appreciate the memorial and its symbolism, plan to visit after a trip to the nearby Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Don’t miss seeing the memorial at night, when light fixtures in the ground create the illusion that the light itself is supporting the cenotaph. 

The Man Behind the Memorial
American architect Philip Johnson was chosen to design the memorial, and he opted for an open tomb design to symbolize the freedom of JFK’s spirit. The walls of the roofless room were built from 72 white concrete columns that seemingly float 29 inches (74 centimeters) above the ground. This invisible force that seems to hold the memorial together was inspired by the magnetic charisma of John F. Kennedy.
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Address: John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas TX 75202, USA
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Hours: Open 24 hours a day
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Admission: Free
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JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas

Somewhere at the intersection of presidential history and American mythology, the JFK assassination continues to fascinate Dallas visitors. See the site where the infamous shooting occurred on this special historical tour to Grassy Knoll and the Kennedy Memorial; separate the facts from the theories with the help of your guide, who will walk you through that day and its aftermath. This tour includes a guide, entrance fees, and round trip transportation.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$74,99
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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2 Hour JFK Assassination Small-Group Tour

Immerse yourself in American history on a JFK–themed tour of Dallas, with stops at Dealey Plaza, President Kennedy’s memorial, and the location of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest. Your guide, who navigates for you, provides a history of JFK’s assassination and outlines the multitude of conspiracy theories that followed. The small–group tour capped at 11 or fewer offers an intimate experience that visitors to Dallas often miss.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Tour: Dallas and Fort Worth City Sightseeing

Expect only the best of times on this tour of two Texas cities. Get acquainted with Dallas and Forth Worth on a tour that takes you to both cities' main attractions, such as the JFK Memorial and the Cowtown Museum. This tour includes all transportation in an area that's difficult to navigate without a car,.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$119,99
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Small-Group 6.5-Hour Combo Tour of Dallas and Cowboys Stadium

Combine two popular Dallas tours for a day of sightseeing that covers the city and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The small-group tour starts with an overview of city landmarks such as Pioneer Plaza, the JFK Memorial, and the Old Red Courthouse, then continues with a guided tour of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. You'll see the press box, locker rooms, private suites, and post-game interview room, and you can step onto the field to throw a football.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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JFK Assassination Tour ( Small Group )

Visit the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on this tour with a guide. Traveling by bus, you'll see the places and learn about the events related to November 22, 1963, such as the Grassy Knoll, Dealey Plaza, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, the presidential motorcade route, the old Dallas police headquarters, the Texas Theatre, and the Lee Harvey Oswald Rooming House.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dallas and JFK Full-Day Small-Group Tour with JFK Museum

Visit top Dallas highlights on a small-group tour that explores local history, colorful neighborhoods, and the tragic story of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. You'll tick off a long list of highlights, then follow the paths of the Kennedys and John Harvey Oswald, the man accused of killing the president. Group size is limited to 11 people to ensure personal service, with a guide to share Dallas facts and stories throughout the day.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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2-Hour Historic Dallas Segway Tour

Explore Dallas in style on a 2-hour Segway tour that takes in historic landmarks and other important sites throughout the downtown. Travel in comfort on the Segway after your guide provides easy-to-follow instructions on its operation. You'll visit landmarks such as Pioneer Plaza, the John F Kennedy Memorial, and Dealey Plaza, and pass through the Dallas Arts District, covering more ground in depth by Segway than you could on a walking or coach tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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75-Minute Small-Group Dallas City Highlights Tour by Minivan

Get an overview of Dallas during this 75-minute small-group tour of the city's highlights. Hear live commentary from your guide as you ride in a comfortable minivan past landmarks such as the Old Red Court House, Pioneer Plaza, and Dallas City Hall. Learn more about the life and death of President John F. Kennedy as you see Dealey Plaza and the JFK Memorial. With a choice of morning or afternoon departure, and a short running time, this tour is easy to fit into your schedule.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private 3-Hour Dallas Tour with Local Guide

Discover Dallas with your own private guide on a 3-hour tour that focuses on the city's history and top sights. Customize the itinerary to your interests to take in the landmarks and sites that you would most like to visit, at the departure time of your choice. Among the possibilities, you can learn about the bronze statue collection in Pioneer Plaza, admire the architecture of I.M. Pei at Dallas City Hall, and visit key sites related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dallas Food and JFK History Tour

Discover the great food and fascinating history of Dallas on a 4-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Start in the historic West End of Dallas where your guide takes you on a walking tour of the events surrounding President John F Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Visit the John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza and other key locations such as Dealey Plaza and the former Texas School Book Depository Building. Then head to the West Village to sample a range of dishes with enough food to make a full meal.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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