On your guided bus tour of Dallas, you will see some of the city’s top tourist attractions. Also included in your group bus trip to Dallas is an afternoon visit to the Sixth Floor Museum, the location Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963.
Start your guided tour in Dealey Plaza, the historic West End district of Downtown Dallas. Here you will meet your tour guide who will take you on a tour of the city.
Located in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas is Thanksgiving Square, a public-private complex consisting of three components: a landscaped park, a major section of the underground pedestrian network and the Bullington Truck Terminal. Most individuals who visit Thanksgiving Square spend their time enjoying the uniquely designed areas for meditation and reflection and the many outstanding architectural additions. The Glory Window found inside the spiral of the Chapel of Thanksgiving is just one of the features that attracts thousands of tourists each year.
The Hall of State
In Dallas’ Fair Park is the Texas Hall of State, one of the only buildings in Dallas which uniquely evokes Texas and its history. Built in 1936 at the price of $1.2 Million, the building is considered one of the finest examples of art Deco architecture in the state. Housed within the extraordinary structure are notable collections which span the history of not only the Greater Dallas area but the entire state of Texas. Notable collections in the Hall of State include the papers of: John C. McCoy, Sarah Horton Cockrell, Congressman Hatton W. Summers, Democratic party leader Thomas B. Love, George W. Briggs, Sam Acheson, Joseph W. Bailey, Dallas Morning News publisher George B. Dealey, Elmer Scott, Margaret Scruggs Caruth, John M. Moore, Dallas ISD principal John Leslie Patton, DISD former superintendent Dr. W.T. White and the 1936 Texas Centennial Commission.
Sixth Floor Museum
Your afternoon in Dallas will be spent in the Sixth Floor Museum. Explore the life, death and legacy of John F. Kennedy. As you ride an elevator to the sixth floor of the museum, you will step into 1963. Once a school book depository in Downtown Dallas, Texas, the Sixth Floor Museum was opened on February 20, 1989. According to four government investigators, it is the exact location Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963.Take an intimate look into the life and times of Kennedy during your visit to the museum. Exhibits are greatly supported through the museum’s collections and programs and preserve the legacy of America’s 35th President of the United States through encouraging conversation, creating an understanding and increasing awareness.
Your Dallas bus tour will be comprised of two parts, a city tour of Dallas and an afternoon at the Sixth Floor Museum. Groups will be given time to enjoy lunch on their own midday.