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Beginning September 4, visitors to Dealey Plaza will benefit from a narrated tour of historic Dealey Plaza and other important sites related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Museum to Launch Dealey Plaza Cell Phone Tour Sept. 4DALLAS/August 31, 2009—Beginning Friday, September 4, 2009, visitors to Dealey Plaza will be guided through the historic city park and other important sites related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thanks to a new cell phone walking tour offered by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Visitors will use their own cell phones for the self-directed tour which is narrated by museum curator Gary Mack and features more than one dozen stops such as the grassy knoll, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, the former Dallas County Jail and the statue of George Bannerman Dealey. The tour begins at the museum and ends atop the Triple Underpass.
Available for purchase only at the museum, the narrated cell phone tour and accompanying map include a dedicated telephone number. Visitors dial the local Dallas number and then pick and choose as many stops as they like and in any order. Each stop is easily identified on the map, depicted by individual photographs as well as marked stops to guide visitors. The tour takes approximately one hour to complete.
"The cell phone tour provides a wealth of information and is extremely user friendly," said Nicola Longford, executive director of The Sixth Floor Museum. "It enables Dallas visitors and residents alike to learn about this historically significant area at their own pace.
The tour costs $2.50 if purchased with museum admission or $5 if bought separately. Either method entitles purchasers to a 10% discount in the museum store. For more information, visit www.jfk.org/go/visit/cell-phone-tour.
About the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages, and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.
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