On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. U.S. Kennedy, from the sixth floor of an old building in Texas, the School Book Depository, now the County Administration Building in Dallas.
The 9,000 sq. ft. of that floor have been transformed into a moving tribute to Kennedy’s life. In a quiet and respectful, file photos shows, movies and audio files that tell the life of Kennedy, his political career, the election campaign of 1960 and 1,000 days of his presidency.
He has recreated the atmosphere of the southeast corner of the floor, where the window from which Oswald would have made the fatal shot, as the researchers found that Oswald would have created a cache of stacked cardboard boxes. The Sixth Floor Museum is facing Dealey Plaza, between the six blocks covering sites related to the Kennedy assassination and which have now been declared a National Historic District.
Since opening in 1989, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has hosted more than six million people who seek to know more about the life of President Kennedy and the events that led to his murder, and the circumstances in which it occurred.
If you take your mobile phone, you can enjoy a walk, audio guide available in seven languages, the outdoor historical center consists of Dealey Plaza and other nearby sites, narrated by actor Pierce Allman, who was the first reporter that passed from the sixth floor of the building the day of the murder. The guide contains excerpts from radio programs and voices of journalists, witnesses and police. After the tour, you will leave your impressions in the Book of Memory, a collective that promotes sharing of experiences and reflections on President Kennedy, and can also read what others have written there.
The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm street, on the western edge of the Historic District of Dallas. It is open every day except Thanksgiving holidays and Christmas, if they find their own car parking next to the Museum. Is easily accessible by public transport. There are discounts on the price of admission for those over 65 and people aged 6 to 18 years, while children under 5 are free. The museum is accessible to people with special needs also provide a transcript of the audio guide for people with hearing disabilities.