The Sixth Floor Museum, dedicated to the legacy and death of John F. Kennedy. Upon entering, visitors face a dramatic quote from JFK: “History, after all, is the memory of a nation.” The museum proceeds to jog those memories with exhibits, artifacts and videos offering a sense of American life in the early 1960s and the subsequent impact of JFK’s assassination. The most sobering portion of the museum is the spot near the sixth-floor window where the fatal shots were fired. The area remains in its original school book depository setting, and its Plexiglas enclosure provides an eerie window to the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963.
Across the street, Dealey Plaza is a National Historic Landmark District. Visitors may purchase a cell phone tour of the Plaza that features a narrated guide and illustrated map.