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Rated #1 JFK Tour in Dallas.
This unique, live narrated bus tour will revisit the events that changed American history on November 22nd, 1963. Most people are familiar with the Sixth Floor Museum, the site from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the deadly shots, but we will also take you on an unforgettable journey back in time to explore other places around Dallas associated with the assassination that are just as important.
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About the Tour
A tour that delves into one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time; the history-changing assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This excursion appeals to anyone who has even a passing interest in one of the twentieth century’s most noteworthy tragedies.
Most people are familiar with the Sixth Floor Museum (the site from which Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the deadly shots), but there are many other places around Dallas associated with the assassination that are just as important. Most of these are completely unknown to the casual observer and their roles remain unmarked to the public, but they are vitally important to understanding what happened that day.
Your tour will visit the grounds of Dealey Plaza and the famous Sixth Floor Museum, of course, but your group will also follow the “trail” of the assassination events. Spellbinding details and the background story leading up to November 22 and beyond will fascinate and captivate you, providing new insight into this tragic, human drama.
The CityPASS option includes admissions to the Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, the Perot Museum AND the Dallas Zoo OR the George W. Bush Library, 4 attractions in total. All attractions visits are self-guided, you need transportation to reach some of the attractions.
Your CityPASS is valid 9 consecutive days from the day of your excursion. If you purchase this option, your tour guide will provide your tickets at the end of the tour and help you with directions and instructions. Learn more about how CityPASS works.
JFK Memorial Plaza
646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Dallas’ John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was dedicated June 24, 1970. In the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County.
Meeting location. We will meet our guests at the JFK Memorial, please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the excursion.
Greyhound Bus Station
205 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75202
Dallas Morning News Headquarters
508 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75202
The Dallas Morning News' combative publisher Ted Dealey helped cement the Dallas reputation as a conservative hotbed. The newspaper under his leadership had a tremendous influence in the radical rigth political movement that engulfed Dallas in the sixties.
Dallas Police Headquarters, City Jail
106 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
On November 24, Oswald was brought to the basement of the Dallas police headquarters on his way to a more secure county jail. A crowd of police and press with live television cameras rolling gathered to witness his departure. As Oswald came into the room, Jack Ruby emerged from the crowd and fatally wounded him with a single shot from a concealed .38 revolver.
Motorcade Route Through Dallas
Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202
We will travel along the president’s motorcade route as the presidential limousine and security vehicles made their way down Main Street on its way to the Dallas Trade Mart.
Dealey Plaza / Grassy Knoll
Dallas, TX 75202
Dealey Plaza is a significant part of Dallas history. The site marks the birthplace of Dallas, originally founded by John Neely Bryan in the 1840s. Almost a century later, as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the familiar white concrete colonnades and triple underpass were constructed, creating a vehicular park to serve as gateway to the city. The project was spearheaded by civic leader George Bannerman Dealey. After G.B. Dealey died in 1946, a bronze statue to honor him was installed in the park that already bore his name.
6th Floor Museum
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
One of Texas’ most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Museum admission is not included in the tour.
Oswald Rooming House Museum
1026 N. Beckley
Oswald didn't stay here long, but this house at 1026 N. Beckley figures prominently in the events of 11.22.63. Using the alias O.H. Lee, Oswald was renting a room in the back of this house at the time of the assassination. Just five weeks earlier, he had returned from a Quixotic bus trip to Mexico City where he dropped in on Soviet and Cuban consulates and demanded (apparently without success) entry to Cuba to assist the revolution.
Exclusive Access to the Oswald Rooming House Museum is included in your tour
Site Of Officer J. D. Tippit's Assassination
East 10th Street and South Patton Avenue, Dallas, Texas
231 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Numerous witness accounts describe Oswald on the run after shooting Officer Tippit at the intersection of 10th Street and Patton Avenue. Taxi driver William Scoggins claimed Oswald, revolver in hand, muttered something along the lines of "Poor dumb cop" as he headed away from the site of the Tippit ambush on his way to the Texas Theater.
Bishop Arts District / Oswald Mural
Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX 75208
On our way to Bishop Arts we will explore the events that took place after Oswald emerged from the Texas Theatre in handcuffs, with a shiner and claiming police abuse. We will examine Oswald ultimate murder, debate Jack Ruby role in the story, and touch on a few of the most popular conspiracy theories surrounding the president's assassination.
214 W. Neely St
It was here in the backyard eight months before the assassination where Oswald persuaded Marina to snap three photos of him posing proudly – dressed in black, rifle in one hand, communist articles in the other, and a holstered handgun on his side.
What Guests Say
A BUCKET LIST ITEM
Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. This trip was a key reason for stoping off in Dallas and it did not disappoint. The stop at boarding house that Oswald stayed in was creepy but really interesting, meeting the granddaughter of the original owner a highlight. A must do, Thoroughly recommend but make sure you do the museum.
Simon B., New York
DON'T MISS THIS
As everyone else says in all of the other comments this tour is fantastic. John is a great guide and very knowledgeable. The way he described everything was organized and well thought out. I learned a lot. The rooming house tour was unique to this tour and very interesting. Do this tour then go to the sixth floor museum.
Toni M., Oklahoma City
Family trip to Dallas (11yo and 13yo) wouldn’t be complete without a JFK tour. With the heat, an air conditioned van was a must!! I was hesitant to spend the $$ but it was SOOOO worth it. Our guide was local and was able to share so much information. We toured a few Dallas sites as well as all the important JFK assassination sites.
Tina K., Lexington, South Carolina
Frequent Asked Questions
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There is no free parking around downtown Dallas. We do not recommend parking on the street, our excursions usually run longer than the two hour and all on-street parking zones have a 2-hour maximum. Below are a few options close to the meeting location:
Your health and safety is our top priority. During our tours, we follow safety guidelines. We have daily wellness checks with our team to ensure that everyone is healthy and symptom-free.
What you can expect during this experience:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
We require masks inside our vehicles and indoor spaces.
What is the difference between the JFK bus and walking tour ?
JFK Bus Tour: In addition to all the same sights as the walking tour, the bus tour includes the police station where Oswald was killed, the sight of office J.D. Tippet’s murder, and the Neely house where Oswald lived with hiswife in the first few months of 1963.
JFK Walking Tour: The walking tour stops in the Bishop Arts District - the perfect spot to grab some lunch, a beverage, and/or do some shopping!
How do I get back to the location where we started the tour?
We will finish the tour at the same location we started, the JFK Memorial at 646 Main Street.
We have a dog, is it ok to bring her/him?
We welcome dogs in all our walking tours, there a couple of place we stop at that you won’t be able to bring the dog inside the property (Oswald Rooming House, The joule Hotel). Due to space availability, we do not allow dogs in our buses.
Am I allowed to carry my infant on my lap during the tour?
No, children under 8 are not allowed in our tour.
Texas Occupant Restraint Laws: A person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system.
Do we get out of the vehicle and get to walk around too?
Yes, all our excursions include several stops where you get to experience different attractions and landmarks up close while your tour guide provides you with interesting facts about the point of interest.