There really isn’t much more that can be said than that. The museum is somewhat surreal and very well done. With the audio tour, you feel like you briefly stepped back in time and are getting the opportunity to witness a little piece of the tragedy that was the assassination of JFK. Given the number of books, movies and television shows devoted to the topic you’d think it would take hours to see. In reality, it takes only a few emotional minutes. No pictures are allowed in the museum and the ones after the jump are from the 7th floor directly above where the shots were fired. We walked on the infamous grassy knoll but for some reason, I didn’t take a picture of it – conspiracy? Most likely.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse known in 1963 as the Texas School Book Depository. Opened on Presidents Day 1989, the Museum has since welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world—people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. – www.jfk.org
On the seventh floor, we got to briefly meet photographer Bob Jackson in an exhibit dedicated to his work. He was there the day of the assassination and took the photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography.
The final two pictures are of the theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. It has a new sign and is a little off the beaten path but Travis knew where to find it and we got to stop and take a couple of pictures. And yes – the X in the road is where the second shot hit JFK. A lot of people were taking their photo on that spot but I thought that was a bit distasteful and since it was in the middle of the road – dangerous.