On the JFK Historical Tour from Discover Dallas Tours, you’ll be transported back to that fateful day when President Kennedy was assassinated while riding through Dealey Plaza. As you walk through the Plaza, you’ll hear details about the president’s arrival in Dallas and how the events unfolded that day. Your group will stop by the plaque designating the plaza as a National Historic Landmark District. Next, you'll head to the building that was used as the Texas School Book Depository at the time of the assassination. Today, the building houses a museum on the sixth floor—the floor from which the shot that killed Kennedy was likely fired. Two white X’s on the sidewalk in front of the building mark the spots where the president was killed, and the Texas governor was wounded.
See news coverage of the events that took place on November 22, 1963:
During the tour, you can climb the grassy knoll and see the underpass from which conspiracy theorists believe other shots were fired. You’ll also see several buildings that played significant roles in the day’s events and their aftermath—the Old Municipal Building, where Lee Harvey Oswald was shot, and the Dallas County Criminal Courts Building, where his shooter stood trial. Your guide will show you the memorial designed by architect Philip Johnson and lead you along the route that JFK’s limousine took to Parkland Hospital. Along the way, you’ll hear eyewitness accounts of the events.
Finally, you’ll return downtown to follow the path Oswald took as he fled the scene and see the boarding house where he lived.
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