The shots, the chaos and many ensuing conspiracy theories: 22 November 1963 is a day that Dallas will never forget. The murder of President John F. Kennedy is one of the most terrible, yet impressive events in American history. The story of Kennedy’s life and in particular this dark day are told in great detail in the Sixth Floor Museum in the centre of Dallas.
Originally, the Sixth Floor Museum was a distribution and storage centre for school books, which then became world famous when President Kennedy was shot from the 6th floor in 1963. When the Texas School Book Depository moved out in 1970, many Dallas residents hoped that the building would be torn down. Instead, the Dallas County Administration moved in. The 5th and infamous 6th floors remained empty however, until the current Sixth Floor Museum was inaugurated on President’s Day in 1989.