Named a National Historic Landmark in 1993, Dealey Plaza, located in Dallas’ West End district, is one of the most visited sites in the city and is a must-see spot for any American history buff. The plaza is outlined by white stone monuments and the infamous grassy knoll, a small sloped green space that overlooks Elm Street, the street on which President Kennedy was traveling when he was fatally shot from the nearby Texas School Depository.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, a must-see attraction on any visit to Dallas, chronicles the life, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with thoughtful exhibits and artifacts. The exhibit, set up as a timeline leading up to the November 1963 events, includes one-of-a-kind historical photographs, films, artifacts and documents that tell the story of JFK’s assassination as well as that of his family life and presidency. The museum also includes a robust collection of materials covering the investigation and conspiracy theories.
JFK Memorial Site
The JFK memorial is located just one block away from Dealey Plaza. Created by famous architect Philip Johnson in 1970, it has a simple design, with a 50-foot square enclosure and 30-foot-high concrete walls. Visitors can walk through gaps in the walls and read an inscription to Kennedy on a block of granite in the enclosed courtyard.