Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours

Monday:  Noon to 6 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last tickets are sold at 5:15 p.m.

Tickets are by timed entry in 30-minute increments. On busy days, some entry times may be sold out. Please consider purchasing tickets online in advance.

For an optimal experience, we recommend 90 minutes for your visit.

Audio Guides

Audio guides are included with museum admission. Narrated by Pierce Allman, the first reporter to broadcast from the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, the audio guide provides a thorough explanation of and directions through the permanent exhibition on the sixth floor. The guide features excerpts of historic radio broadcasts and the voices of reporters, police officers and witnesses to the assassination. Audio guides are available in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Mandarin and a Youth version (English only).

An American Sign Language (ASL) translation of the guide is available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors. Please request the ASL guide at the Admissions desk. A limited number of the ASL players are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions and Parking

The Museum is located at 411 Elm at Houston streets in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.

Visitor parking is conveniently located adjacent to the Museum; the cost is $5 daily. Parking for large vehicles such as RVs and buses may be found on Houston Street, two blocks north of the Museum.

Public transportation includes DART light rail and the Trinity Railway Express. Rail services from Union Station and the West End Station (light rail only) are a short walk from the Museum.

See Driving Directions
See Printable map
See Google map

Museum Courtesy

To ensure a quality experience for all, photography and videotaping is not permitted on the sixth floor or exhibit galleries. Photos may be taken from the window on the seventh floor. Food, beverages and the use of cell phones and pagers are prohibited in the galleries. The Museum is a nonsmoking environment, including e-cigarettes.

Contact Information

Phone: 214.747.6660
Fax: 214.747.6662

Admission

Weekends and holidays can be very busy. To ensure the entry day and time of your choice, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance ONLINE as we may sell out early.

Adult — $16.00 U.S.
Senior (Ages 65+) — $14.00 U.S.
Youth (Ages 6-18) — $13.00 U.S.
Children (Ages 0-5) — Free or
$4.00 U.S. with audio guide

Admission price includes audio guide

The Museum accepts cash, traveler's checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

The Museum will only accept coupons and complimentary tickets with valid expiration dates. Tickets without expiration dates are not accepted.

First Tuesdays - 25% Off
for Texas Residents

In observance of The Sixth Floor Museum’s 25th anniversary this year, all Texas residents receive 25% off admission on the First Tuesday of every month. Take advantage of this special offer on: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2. Just show your Texas ID at the Ticket Sales desk to receive the discount.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer; not valid for school or group visits.

School and Group Visits

Tour Groups of 20 or more are eligible for group discounts when reserved in advance. Group adult and senior tickets are $12 per person; youth (6-18) tickets are $7 per person. Tour company escorts and drivers are admitted free of charge when accompanying a pre-booked group.

School Groups of 20 or more are also eligible for group discounts when reserved in advance. Student tickets (6-18) are $7 per student. We offer one complimentary teacher/chaperone ticket for each 10 student tickets purchased. Additional adults are $12 per person.

No tax or service fees are added. To book a school or group visit, please complete the appropriate form:

Book a School Visit
Book a Group Visit

Teachers may access lesson plans and other resources in the Education section of this site.

Accessibility

The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and others with special needs. An accessible entrance is located at the northwest corner of the Museum. Wheelchairs are located in the Visitors Center and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. An American Sign Language (ASL) translation of the exhibit audio guide is available for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing visitors. All videos in the permanent exhibit are captioned in English.

Advanced Tickets

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The Sixth Floor Museum now offers a timed entry system to reduce wait time. Advanced tickets may be purchased online up to 2 hours in advance. Tickets are non-refundable and valid on the selected date and time only. Ticket purchasers choosing the Print-at-Home option can bypass the Ticket Sales line and proceed to the timed entry queue. On busy days, there may be a short wait to enter the exhibit. Ticketholders may be required to show photo ID. There is no convenience fee for online purchases. Discounts and coupons cannot be applied online. A set number of tickets are available for each 30-minute period. If online tickets are not available for the day or time preferred, try a second choice. Additional tickets may be available at the Ticket Sales counter. If you are purchasing 20 or more tickets, contact Group Sales to inquire about special group rates.

Cell Phone Walking Tour

Use your cell phone to learn more about Dealey Plaza and other nearby historic sites.  Available only at the Museum, the Dealey Plaza Cell Phone Walking Tour features a narrated guide and map. The tour may be purchased for $2.50.  Click here for more information.

Shopping and Dining

The Museum Store + Café is located at 501 Elm across the street from the Museum and offers works by local artisans, distinctive pop culture products inspired by the 1960s, newly published books and documentaries and special gift items. In the Café guests can enjoy espresso drinks, smoothies, frozen yogurt and a changing daily selection of locally sourced breakfast pastries, sandwiches and sweet treats. The Museum Store + Café is open to the public daily, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
The Museum Bookstore is located in The Sixth Floor Museum Visitors Center. It features a variety of books, T-shirts and souvenirs and is open during Museum hours.
 
For a list of local restaurants, download our Area Dining and Food Options flyer or visit the Historic West End website. For more information about area accommodations, attractions, shopping and events, visit Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau or Dallas Fort Worth & Beyond.

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