Kennedy Assassination Site, Dallas

  • Cross on the road where the first effective shot hit Kennedy
  • 6th floor window where the shots were fired from
  • Dealey Plaza as seen from the grassy knoll - © Francois Gorik
  • Plaque stating Dealey Plaza is a place of American historic significance - © David Jones
  • Texas school book depository  - © Jesper Rautell Belle

Key information: Kennedy Assassination Site, Dallas

  • View the key sites connected with John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating65
  • Beauty18
  • Natural interest5
  • Human interest18
  • Charisma24
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating65
  • Note: Negatives: Urban

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Short
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
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© 6th floor window where the shots were fired from

WALK SUMMARY

From Tom Farmer:

There is a well-organized planned walk through the Dallas, Texas site and surrounding buildings where President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.

http://www.jfk.org/go/visit/cell-phone-tour

You can walk through Dealey Plaza, which is pretty unchanged to this day, stand on the famous "grassy knoll" where so many witnesses thought they saw shots fired, and climb up to the sixth floor of the then-Texas School Book depository and stand in the window where Oswald was said to have fired the fatal (and only) shots, according to the Official Version.

I've never done this walk but have had Dallas friends drive me through Dealey Plaza and point out the landmarks with weird pride of ownership. It is a jolt to realize you, yourself are passing through perhaps the most scrutinized, oft-depicted public space in American history... and the exact point in the roadway where JFK took the fatal bullet.

A big pivot point for US and perhaps world history, for certain...

Walkopedia says "Thanks, Tom."

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Plaque stating Dealey Plaza is a place of American historic significance - ©David Jones

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Texas school book depository  - ©Jesper Rautell Belle...
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