AAA Editor Notes
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is at 411 Elm St., in the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. An audio tour, available in various languages, directs visitors through the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository. Still shots taken from the well-known film captured by bystander Abraham Zapruder poignantly re-create Kennedy's final moments.
The “sniper's perch,” where police found three spent cartridge shells shortly after the shooting, has been reconstructed and enclosed in glass. Near the end of the self-guiding tour, visitors also view the glass-protected corner staircase, where a rifle linked to Oswald was found.
In addition the museum showcases videos, artifacts and models that educate visitors about such topics as the social culture of the ‘60s and Kennedy's impact on America. Official forensic and ballistics tests, as well as other evidence used by the Warren Commission and other groups that investigated the assassination, are presented.
Special exhibits are frequently presented in a seventh-floor gallery.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.