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JFK Assassination Walking Tour + Oswald Rooming House

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    Stop At: John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, 646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA

    The John F. Kennedy Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend Philip Johnson, and was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy. Johnson called it "a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth." Dallas raised $200,000 for the memorial by August 1964, entirely from 50,000 individual donations contributed by private citizens.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, 500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521

    Called the "birthplace of Dallas". It was the location of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that have been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for assassins.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Grassy Knoll, Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

    The grassy knoll is a small, sloping hill inside the Dealey Plaza and adjacent by the former Texas School Book Depository. It became well known following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The knoll was above Kennedy and to his right (west and north) during the assassination on November 22, 1963.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Oswald Rooming House Museums, 1026 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203, USA

    This walking tour includes exclusive access to Oswald's Rooming House (we will arrive to the house using the city's streetcar). This is the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was living at the time of the president’s assassination. We will also visit the location where Oswald’s infamous rifle picture was taken.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 214 W Neely St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA

    We will visit the Neely House, the place where the incriminating photograph which showed Lee Harvey Oswald in his backyard, holding the same type of rifle used to assassinate President John F. Kennedy was taken.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208-4510

    Our last stop is at the Texas Theater where the “alleged murderer” was captured. At the end of the walk, you can return with us to Dealey Plaza or stay and explore the Bishop Arts District (we will give you recommendation where to have lunch).

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Departure Point
    John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, 646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    400 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
    Inclusions
    • Professional tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Oswald Rooming House
    • Local Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Oswald Rooming House Museums
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a walking tour. You must be able to walk and stand for 2 hours (wear comfortable shoes).
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    John was our guide and was a font of information about the assassination and Dallas in general. The tour covered the whole central downtown area including landmarks and significant buildings. I would recommend doing the tour on your first day in Dallas as a great...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Caroline G
    EmilyDickersonDFW, Travel Guide at Best DFW Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    We are so happy to hear that you had such a nice time on your trip, our number one goal is making sure that our guests enjoy Dallas to fullest! Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to leave such...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed this tour. It was very fascinating to see all the sites and hear about events that occurred on that day in Dallas that involved Lee Harvey Oswald. I particularly thought seeing the house where he stayed and all the news papers from...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank brobroS
    EmilyDickersonDFW, Travel Guide at Best DFW Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    We love the relationship we have have with the Oswald Rooming House, and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us there. Thank you for the fantastic review! We would love to show you even more of Dallas someday.

    Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

    Take this tour. To have sat on Lee Oswald’s bed and met someone that lived with him for a time was incredible. To have actually stood and filmed in the exact place of the Zapruder film even more so. And thanks to John the guide,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Steven M
    EmilyDickersonDFW, Travel Guide at Best DFW Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    We are so glad you had a good time walking through that fateful day with us! We love having the relationship we do with the Oswald Rooming House Museum, it adds a whole new dimension to the story that many people sadly miss out on....More

    Reviewed 24 March 2019

    Our tour guide was a stellar story teller, throughout the entire walk we were filled with suspenseful emotions and hanging on to every word that we heard. His depth of knowledge was simply astounding! His intense personal interest in the subject was contagious and we...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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