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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

1. Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

Explore the history and the world of conspiracies around the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy. Travel to Dealey Plaza, where you can look out over the Grassy Knoll where the assassination took place. The tour includes museum tickets to the Sixth Floor Museum located in Dealey Plaza. From there, head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. The memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to float, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination. End your tour by visiting the home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn about the conspiracies around Oswald before being dropped off in downtown Dallas.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

2. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

Begin the walking tour in Founders Plaza at the Old Wooded Cabin. Learn about the origins of the city Dallas and how it became the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Then, walk to the JFK Memorial, a somber white cenotaph that reflects the emptiness and despair that Americans felt when they heard the news. Discover the untold story of Jackie Kennedy's immense suffering after witnessing her husband's tragic demise. Continue to Dealey Plaza where you will learn, step by step, how that tragic day unfolded. Learn more about the life of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Decide for yourself if he acted alone or if he was part of a wider conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States. Stand in the very place where Abraham Zapruder captured the famous footage of the assassination, and see where "X" marks the spot on the road where the bullet struck its fatal blow. Finish the tour on the Grassy Knoll where some witnesses said they heard a second shot and saw a "puff of smoke" rising from behind the fence. As our tour ends, you are encouraged to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to continue the journey into the darkest day in Dallas's history. Your guide will help you purchase tickets on the day.

Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

3. Dallas: Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Highlights Walking Tour

4. Dallas: JFK Assassination Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to one of the most prominent days in America’s history on this JFK assassination tour. With an expert guide, visit the site where the assassination happened, as well as the monuments erected in memory of the president. Along the way, learn about the events of this fateful day, the conspiracies surrounding it, and the shocking aftermath. Highlights of the tour include the John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, erected in 1970, the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

5. Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Dallas Tour Part one of this combo tour will take you to many important and iconic location in the Dallas area. You'll get to see the following:  • Founders Plaza • Old Red Court House  • John Neely Bryan Cabin • JFK Memorial • Pioneer Plaza (largest bronze collection in the world) • Dallas City Hall (design by I.M. Pei) • Thanks-Giving Square • First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza • Deep Ellum  • The Wilson Block (historic neighborhood, Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses) • The Art District (the largest in the world!) • Klyde Warren Park • The City of Highland Park (the 5th richest suburb in the USA, home to many celebrities) • Uptown the McKinney Avenue restaurant district • West End • Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point) Southfork Ranch Tour Texans have always believed that they live a lifestyle that's 'larger-than-life.' This is clearly demonstrated at the infamous Southfork Ranch, which featured in the long-running TV show, Dallas. For 13 years (356 episodes), this made-for-TV drama captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world.   One of the longest-running series in American television history, now guests from across the United States and around the world are invited into the 'most visited White House west of D.C.' You'll also get to enjoy the museum and shop at the visitor’s centre where you can buy Southfork Ranch gifts and Texas memorabilia. This is a truly unique experience, a chance to step into the history of television in the United States.

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

6. Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Get to know Texas on a fully-narrated tour of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet your tour guide at the JFK Memorial and start your journey through the highlights of these fascinating historical cities. Visit Dallas and see Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, and more. See the world's largest art district and the site of the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Discover Fort Worth and its history with your professional guide. Learn about the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Check out some sites along the way, such as the Cattle Drive Visitors Center and the Livestock Exchange.

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

7. Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Start your day exploring the great city of Dallas. On this tour, you will see top sites including Founders Plaza, Old Red Court House, and the John Neely Bryan Cabin. Drive through Pioneer Plaza and see the world's largest bronze collection of life-sized longhorns. Swing by Dallas City Hall, Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, and Deep Ellum. Then head to the Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood known for their Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses. Head down to the Art District, known to be the largest art district in the world! See Klyde Warren Park and The City of Highland Park, which is the fifth richest suburb in the United States. Here you will see homes to many celebrities. After your Dallas exploration, head to the West End and on to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the history of the JFK assassination. Visit the JFK Memorial and the Dealy Plaza Sixth Floor Museum to understand how the day unfolded on this tragic day. Discuss the theories and conclusions drawn about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See the Old School Book Depository Building, the Grassy Knoll, and overlook the Dealy Plaza to see where the former president was assassinated. End your tour at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, known to be the killer of former President John F. Kennedy. Here you will learn about the conspiracies of the assassination. 

Dallas: 75-Minute Small-Group City Highlights Tour

8. Dallas: 75-Minute Small-Group City Highlights Tour

Get a quick overview of the city during this 75-minute van tour. You'll see all the major historical sites of the city and learn the most interesting facts about them from your guide. After starting as a small trading post in 1841, Dallas eventually became a world-famous city and boasts some marvelous landmarks. Join this small group tour for a more personalized experience as you take in the sights and sounds. On this tour you'll see many of Dallas' highlights, including: Founders Plaza, the Old Red Court House, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the JFK memorial, Pioneer Plaza (with the largest bronze collection in the world), Dallas City Hall (designed by I.M. Pei), Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point), and much more.

Dallas: Haunted Walking Tour with Dealey Plaza

9. Dallas: Haunted Walking Tour with Dealey Plaza

Enjoy this spooky walking tour and learn the history behind famous Dallas locations. Encounter history and the paranormal, and hear stories of the spirits who still linger. Visit Dealey Plaza, site of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Hear chilling tales of haunted encounters. Visit the Old Red Museum, location of numerous executions in the past. Learn the history of the John Neely Bryan cabin, and find out why voices and giggling can still be heard. Encounter other terrifying stories as you see the sights of Dallas in a different light. Experience the spooky side of Dallas as your guide shows you its haunted streets.

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

10. Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

Take a two-hour tour into the world of the JFK assassination conspiracy. Look out over Dealey Plaza, where the former President was assassinated, and see the Grassy Knoll where the shooter fired from. Visit the memorial to President Kennedy, designed by architect Philip Johnson, who called it "a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth." Finally, make a stop at the historic Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff, a beautiful and historic area of downtown Dallas. It gained historical significance on November 22, 1963 as the location of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest for the killing of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. Today, it hosts a mix of repertory cinema and special events.

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What people are saying about John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 188 reviews

The tour was very informational and held the attention of my nine year old son. Our guide, Anthony, stuck to the known facts surrounding the assassination and did not get lost down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories. When asked, he did offer his opinion surrounding the events of that day. I really appreciated that balance. I would highly recommend this tour.

Preston was our guide for the JFK tour & Book Depository. He shared his research information on our tour and was very knowledgeable. So happy we did this tour and highly recommend for anyone who has time. Brings you back to 11-22-1963 when history in the US has changed. Trip includes Oswald’s boarding house and the Texas Theatre.

We were picked up by Orlando, he was so knowledgeable and took us to some fantastic places, it was much better and more informative than if we had just done the museum by itself. Really highly recommend!

Matt was our tour guide, he was pleasant and knowledgeable. Enjoyed seeing all the locations of this historical event. We got back to the 6th Floor Museum a little late and didn't give us too much time.

Matt (the singing tour guide) was amazing, one of the coolest tours I have been on, thanks Matt!