About the Museum

The Museum is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository. The permanent exhibit features films, photographs and artifacts that chronicle President Kennedy's life, death and legacy. Temporary exhibits can be seen on the seventh floor. The Museum offers monthly programs, special events and educational resources.

While you're here, we invite you to visit both Museum Stores and to explore the Reading Room, the Museum's extensive library of books, audiovisual resources and artifacts. The Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. -
6 p.m.

Free audio guides are included with exhibit admission. The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and a Youth version (English only.) An American Sign Language (ASL) guide is also available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors.

Inside the Museum

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Mission Statement

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Vision Statement

To be an impartial, multi-generational destination and forum for exploring the memory and effects of the events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy, through sharing his legacy and its impact on an ever-changing global society.

Charitable Status

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is operated by the Dallas County Historical Foundation, which is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  Contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


The Texas School Book Depository
The John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Dealey Plaza

25 Things

In 2014, the Museum commemorated its 25th anniversary. View all “25 Things” lists here.

Dealey Plaza Cam

See a live view of Dealey Plaza from the sniper’s perch via EarthCam’s Dealey Plaza Cam.

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a member of

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of historic sites, museums, and initiatives dedicated to remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies.