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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas, TX 75202

The Basics

As a prominent city landmark, the John F. Kennedy Memorial is included in many Dallas sightseeing tours. Those with a particular interest in the JFK assassination can opt for a themed tour that includes visits to Dealey Plaza, where the president was killed; the memorial; Grassy Knoll; the home of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald; the historic Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff; and the Sixth Floor Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Dallas

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An amazing experience
John_N, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
I realize that there was quite a bit of stuff about that event that I hadn’t heard before. Anthony was excellent and answered everybody’s questions. Very knowledgeable and very nice and respectful and friendly.
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Skip the part about Jack...
JeanneM_B, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Skip the part about Jack Ruby and his dog's relationship. It would be good to use a mic. Clarify your history facts about the red roses versus yellow roses when they were given to Jackie and by whom
star-5
Great tour!
Jocelyn_D, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
The tour was very well organized with a great leader, thoroughly enjoyed it! The pace was good, very educational and fun!
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Amazing Experience... Great Value!
Robert_P, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Experience First and Tom did an amazing job taking us back to one of the saddest days in American history. Highly recommended.
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Going to the sixth floor...
Constance_C, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Going to the sixth floor museum was also a great experience. I would recommend doing it after the walking tour.
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anthony JFK
Junardi_S, May 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
anthony has a lot of jfk research so he can explain to you everything- he is a man who know his job very well!
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The knowledge of our...
Nancy_H, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
The knowledge of our guide Anthony and some of his stories. Worth the price. and got a lot of info in an hour
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Well worth it!
Geoff_L, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Very knowledgeable guide, brought everything to life. Just a shame the museum is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday :(
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Tom was a very engaging...
cecilia_l, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Tom was a very engaging guide! We went with the family. Even though not knowing much before we came the story was catching and easy to follow.
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Interesting and factual walking tour
Frank_C, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Awesome walking tour to see JFK’s final moments and where things happened - was able to learn a lot more and put things in perspective because you are right where it happened. Our guide Anthony was super informative and knowledgeable about everything JFK and that day. Having someone tell us the history and background of the events of that day while standing in the same place it happened was phenomenal. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Dallas and wants to learn some history.
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Great guide/great info
Ann_C, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Tom was an exceptional guide - really informative tour. It was perfect hour walking and thankfully on a beautiful day!
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Guide passionate and...
William_C, Apr 2022
One-Hour John F Kennedy Assassination Walking Tour
Guide passionate and knowledgable. Travel back time. Must see and highly recommend 6th fl museum nice as well

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The JFK Memorial is a must-see for first-time visitors and JFK history buffs.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.

  • The JFK Memorial Plaza is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The JFK Memorial is situated in downtown Dallas, a block away from Dealey Plaza in John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Union Station and West End Station are close by.

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When to Get There

To fully appreciate the memorial and its symbolism, plan to visit after a trip to the nearby Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Don’t miss seeing the memorial at night, when light fixtures in the ground create the illusion that the light itself is supporting the cenotaph.

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The Man Behind the Memorial

American architect Philip Johnson was chosen to design the memorial, and he opted for an open tomb design to symbolize the freedom of JFK’s spirit. The walls of the roofless room were built from 72 white concrete columns that seemingly float 29 inches (74 centimeters) above the ground. This invisible force that seems to hold the memorial together was inspired by the magnetic charisma of John F. Kennedy.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza?
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