The Museum

The Museum, located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

About The Museum

Mission Statement + Vision 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.


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.

American Alliance of Museums

In June 2014, The Sixth Floor Museum achieved re-accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition possible for a museum. The Institute of Museum and Library Services estimates there are about 35,000 museums in the U.S., of which 1,033 are accredited. The Sixth Floor Museum is part of an elite group of only four accredited institutions in Dallas.


Texas Society of Architects

On November 8, 2014, The Sixth Floor Museum was awarded a citation of honor from the Texas Society of Architects in recognition of extraordinary dedication to preserving the memory of history and collaborating with others to preserve historic spaces for future generations.

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History Relevance Campaign

The History Relevance Campaign (HRC) began in 2012 with a series of conversations about why history – both knowledge about the past and the practice of researching and interpreting the past – was marginalized in our country. Children are not expected to learn it in schools, community leaders rarely look to it to inform today’s decisions, and national leaders select and distort facts to support their positions. The HRC believes that history ought to play a greater role in the lives of our communities and nation.

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