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The Sixth Floor Museum

In 1963, Dallas witnessed the tragic death of one of the most revered presidential figures in our nation's history, President John F. Kennedy. The place of his death has since turned into a site of historical commemoration for those who have vivid recollections of the man and the infamous moment.
In 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza located at the former Texas School Book Depository opened in downtown Dallas. This exhibit features historic photographs, artifacts, and documentary films, which have taken millions of visitors on a tour through the life times, death and legacy of JFK. The sixth floor is the location from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot and killed the president.
Since that sunny 1963 day in Dallas, the nation continues to search for the truth surrounding the death of our 35th President. The movie JFK, starring Kevin Costner and directed by Oliver Stone, was filmed in Dallas and included extensive footage of the School Book Depository, now known as the Dallas County Administration Building.

On November 22, 1993, the 30th anniversary of JFK's death, Dealey Plaza was designated a National Historic Landmark District. This area includes Dealey Plaza Park, the triple underpass and its bridge, all surrounding buildings and a portion of the rail yards north of Elm Street. Although tragic circumstances surround the designation, the city of Dallas has a great honor in preserving the historic significance of the site. Recent additions to the permanent educational exhibit at the Sixth Floor Museum include artifacts from the Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis Estate sale. Also added is an exhibit of 13 cameras in use at Dealey Plaza in 1963, including the Abraham Zapruder camera, which captured the entire assassination.

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