Sixth Floor Murder Perch Museum at Dealey Plaza:
Detailing the legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas, Texas, the Sixth Floor Murder Perch Museum at Dealey Plaza, housed on November 22, 1963 by the Texas School Book Depository, has provided self-guided tours, lectures, presentations, public programs, the sniper perch, and more than thirty-five thousand audio, visual, and artifactual items associated with the most famous Presidential assassination in the history of the United States to more than six million visitors since opening its doors on Presidents Day in 1989. Exhibits that have been displayed throughout the museum include the John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation Exhibit where films, artifacts and other significant pieces of evidence of the assassination have been found, the A Photographer’s Story: Bob Johnson and the Kennedy Assassination Exhibit, the Call To Action Exhibit honoring Kennedy’s frequent encouragements for public service, the Covering Chaos Exhibit that detailed the aftermath journalists reporting the news of Kennedy’s assassination experienced doing so, the Dallas Law Enforcement: Voices From History Exhibit that remembers the more than three hundred Dallas police officers assigned to cover JFK’s visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963, the Dealey Plaza: The Front Door of Dallas Exhibit that explores the city’s more than one hundred and sixty year old history, and the Jack Ruby: Voices From History Exhibit chronicling the life of the strip club owner that murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy’s assassin, on national television on November 24, 1963.
Texas School Book Depository:
Built in 1901 the Texas School Book Depository is famous as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald, reportedly acting alone, although the House Select Committe on Assassinations concluded he did so as part of a conspiracy, assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The red brick structure, now known as the Dallas County Administration Building, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, annually attracts more than a half million visitors to the western end of downtown Dallas.
Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District:
Encompassing Pacific Avenue, Market Street, Jackson Street, the railroad tracks, and the grassy knoll that was located to the right on the north and west sides from where Kennedy was shot, the National Historic Landmark known as the Dealey Plaza District preserves streets, buildings, structures, several monuments to prominent Dallas citizens, and Dealey Plaza where Elm, Main, and Commerce Streets meet and pass under the triple underpass railroad bridge, that have been identified as possible John F. Kennedy assassination locations, with the Kennedy cenotaph one block away.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza:
Located on Market Street between Commerce and Main Streets, two hundred yards away from where he was assassinated, the large cement open tomb outside of the Old Red Courthouse, standing thirty feet tall, and fifty feet wide, with narrow openings on two of its sides, and made of seventy-two cement columns that appear to float above the ground, with a black granite square in its center, was dedicated on June 24, 1970 and symbolizes Kennedy’s spirit of freedom.
This Article was compiled from several websites that provide much more information about the historical Dallas Attractions surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy including: