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Take A JFK Historical Tour of Dallas

Take A JFK Historical Tour of Dallas

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Dallas is a modern metropolitan city booming with history, art, culture, incredible dining experiences, and so many things to see and do. From the Arts District to the AT&T Stadium (go Cowboys!), Dallas offers both family-friendly attractions and a thriving night scene for the young and young at heart. However, one of the most notable places of interest in Dallas is recognized by a tragic event that lives in infamy–the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 


President Kennedy was tragically shot on November 22, 1963; a day that has been ingrained in America’s memory. JFK was beloved by many and his legacy transcends his own lifetime; almost 60 years later, Americans are still fascinated by Kennedy’s assassination. In fact, every year, nearly 350,000 people visit Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was killed, to pay tribute and remember the former president.


If you’re curious to learn more about President Kennedy’s assassination or want to reflect on his death and celebrate his life, consider taking a JFK-inspired historical tour of Dallas.   


Visit Lee Harvey Oswald’s home at the time of the assassination. Oswald rented a room in a house in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, and it’s still standing today. 


Stop by Dealey Plaza, now named a National Historic Landmark, and see the Grassy Knoll where President Kennedy was shot and killed. 


Walk around the Kennedy Memorial Plaza, located one block east of Dealey Plaza. Architect Philip Johnson designed a cenotaph, or empty tomb monument, as a place of remembrance, and it’s a beautiful structure worth observing.


Explore The Sixth Floor Museum, located in Dealey Plaza, tucked on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository building where Lee Harvey Oswald took his fatal shot. The museum is home to exhibits, photographs and memorabilia honoring John F. Kennedy’s life, presidency, assassination and legacy. 


Check out Parkland Memorial Hospital where President Kennedy was rushed to the emergency room and sadly pronounced dead shortly after.


End your tour across the street from the hospital with a hearty meal at Sonny Bryan’s on Inwood Road and enjoy the same iconic Dallas barbecue that people devoured back in the 60s. Our original location is open 24/7/365 and is a favorite for tourists and locals alike!

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