Plan Your Visit
Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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.
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.
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 and a Family version (English only).
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.
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.
Tickets through December 2013 are now available online. If you are planning to visit during the holidays, we highly recommend you purchase tickets online in advance as many dates and times will sell out.
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.
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.
School and Group Visits
Group discounts are available for parties of 20 or more when reservations are made in advance. Tour company escorts and drivers are admitted free of charge when accompanying a pre-booked group.
Teachers may access lesson plans and other resources in the Education section of this site.
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. A transcript of the audio guides is available in several languages for hearing-impaired visitors. Videos in the permanent exhibit are captioned in English.
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.