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Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

1. 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: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

2. 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: Haunted Walking Tour with Dealey Plaza

3. 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: JFK Assassination Tour with A Guide

4. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour with A Guide

Join a guided tour of downtown Dallas that traces the history of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Step back in time through the historic Dealey Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s travels on November 22, 1963. Make stops along the way to click photos. Meet your guide outside the JFK Memorial and learn about one of the most significant moments in Dallas history. Gain insight into the events behind JFK's assassination as you tour Dallas sites, including landmarks of Dealey Plaza, many of which are preserved from 1963. Next, go to Oswald Rooming House Museums on a guided visit to learn more about the man behind the assassination. See Lee Harvey Oswald's temporary residence at the time of the fateful event. Stop at the Texas Theatre where Oswald was arrested. Finally, take a photo outside the Dallas City Hall.

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

5. 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: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

6. Dallas: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey through Dallas' past and present on this guided walking tour. Walk in the footsteps of the JFK assassination, ride the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and visit the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Travel by train, trolley, and on foot for a truly immersive experience. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the John Neely Cabin, a historic wooden cabin landmark in Founders Plaza. Continue your journey to Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK’s assassination. Learn about the true events that took place and find out if Oswald was really the lone shooter. Next, get help from your guide to purchase the All Day Pass for Dallas' light rail (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) to continue the experience. Travel back in time on the historic McKinney Avenue Trolley and learn how the Metropolitan Dallas streetcar lines from the 1950s were brought back to life. Take the trolley to Klyde Warren Park and explore the park that sits at the center of the city. Next, be surrounded by the inspiring Dallas skyline while visiting the Dallas Arts District, a vibrant community celebrating life, culture, and art. Learn about the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Perot Museum, and more. Before finishing your tour, get back on the trolley and head downtown to experience more attractions including Thanksgiving Square, the Majestic Theater, and more.

Dallas: Kennedy Assassination Private SUV & Walking Tour

7. Dallas: Kennedy Assassination Private SUV & Walking Tour

Investigate the lead-up to and legacy of the first presidential assassination to be filmed with a guided tour of Dallas, known at the time as “the city of hate”. Tour the paths of key figures involved in the Kennedy assassination and walk around Dealey Plaza and outside the Dallas Courthouse. Discover the city’s history and why it became the site of an event that shook the world as you retrace the steps of 3 principal characters. Drive Kennedy’s motorcade route, see Lee Harvey Oswald’s escape route, and find Jack Ruby’s supposedly coincidental route to assassinate the assassin. Let your guide know if you’d like to enter the Sixth Floor Museum as this is an optional extra that can be booked on the day. Customize your tour to include additional sites related to Lee Harvey Oswald, including his grave and the house where he spent the night before the assassination.

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What people are saying about The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 137 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!