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Ruth Paine House Museum

801 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060-2845
+1 972-721-3729
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Great trip back in time - must-see for JFK assassination buffs

This home was a great way to step inside Lee Harvey Oswald's life. No matter what you think his... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
LowMaintenanceCouple
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Orlando, Florida
Must see for those interested in assassination of President Kennedy

For $12 the visitor is motored from the former public library in Irving to the restored house of... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Randy147
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 W Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060-2845
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+1 972-721-3729
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This home was a great way to step inside Lee Harvey Oswald's life. No matter what you think his involvement was in the JFK assassination, to stand in the bedroom where he spent his last night as a free man, to get a detailed look...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

For $12 the visitor is motored from the former public library in Irving to the restored house of Ruth Paine, a kind lady who housed Marina and Lee Oswald in the days leading up to the murder of the President in 1963. The library houses...More

Thank Randy147
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and magnificent step back in time to that fateful day in 1963. The city of Irving, Texas went to great lengths to show us exactly what Ruth Paine's house looked like and felt like that terrible day in November. It's quite small but filled...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I echo the other reviewers that gave this high marks. Fascinating to see the actual house where Oswald went to get his rifle the day before the assassination, and where other events happened that may have contributed to his decision making. Helps to give you...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

I was eight years old when Kennedy was assassinated and I remember it like it was yesterday. This house requires some work to get there if you want to go beyond Dealy Plaza. It is well worth it. I was the only person on the...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Ruth Paine House and Museum is a local gem. It is a step back in time that entices you to learn more about Ruth Paine's connection to Lee Harvey Oswald. Make your reservations online prior to arrival. It makes it easier for the guides...More

Thank Krista G
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see tour for JFK assassination history buffs. The combination of the Visitors Center and House provides a detailed view with artifacts and video interviews of Ruth Paine's coincidental and life-altering association with Lee and Marina Oswald. Her house (with her help) has...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The tour is $12 and I would classify it as a very educational experience. The tour begins at the 1-room museum type exhibit at the library on Irving St. I watched every video and flipped through every newspaper in the room and this took me...More

3  Thank Mikeyveck
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We only found this little gem after visiting Pat Hall's excellent boarding house tour in Oak Cliff. Next to nobody seems to know about this craft-fully reconstructed assassination attraction. Only $12 each! The exhibit was a little difficult to locate at first as the Irving...More

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We were in town & I took our 11 year old there to see this. Its starts at the museum with video's, articles from the newspaper etc.. then shuttled over to the house. He really didn't understand all the history that surrounded it.. I truly...More

1  Thank Marc S
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John H
25 June 2015|
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Response from Voltiguer1 | Reviewed this property |
You have to go to the Irving Public Library on Irving Blvd to start the tour. It is adjacent to City Hall just east of MacArthur Blvd.
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