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Dallas Number ONE Walking Tour.
This tour delves into one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time: the world-changing assassination of President Kennedy.
We explore the facts and examine the incredible coincidences and timing that culminated in the event that shocked the world.
In this tour, we will walk around 1.5 miles around the West End Historic District, and for the second part of the walk, we will take the public streetcar to visit the Oswald Rooming House in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.
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About: JFK assassination WALKING TOUR
This tour delves into one of the most intriguing mysteries of our time: the history-changing assassination of President Kennedy. We explore the facts and lay out the incredible coincidences and timing that culminated in the event that shocked the world. (We will walk around 1.5 miles)
During our journey, your tour guide will revisit the events leading up to November 22nd, 1963 and beyond to provide perspective and new insight into this tragic, very human drama. 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 show you the many other places around Dallas associated with the assassination that are just as important.
This walking tour includes exclusive access to Oswald's Rooming House (we will arrive to the house using the Dallas city streetcar). We will also visit the location where Oswald’s infamous rifle picture was taken from. Our last stop will be at the Texas Theater where the “alleged murderer” was captured. At the end of the walk, you can return with us to Dealey Plaza or stay and explore the Bishop Arts District (we will give you recommendations where to have lunch).
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.
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
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.
Local Tip: At the end of the tour, explore Bishop Arts.
Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District is home to over 60 independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and art galleries, making it one of Dallas' most unique neighborhoods.
If you are planning to visit the museum after the tour, make sure you get your tickets or reservation a couple of hour after the tours ends (tour ends at 12:30 PM), so you have plenty of time to explore Bishop Arts and have lunch at one of the area’s restaurants.
What Guests Say
We walked the motorcade route and followed Oswald’s footsteps after the assassination. Great story telling, very interesting. Our tour guide answered our many, many, many, questions and provided great recommendations of things to see and do. Highly recommend.
Ellen K., Henderson Nevada
Fantastic Tour Experiences
I participated in the JFK walking tour as well as the Dallas sightseeing tour, and both were terrific! My guide, Isaac, was knowledgeable and energetic, with a southern charm native to the "Lone Star State". These tours were tailored to each group, and the guide was polite and accommodating.
Emily C., Fresno California
Accurately 1# JFK Tour
My two daughters and I took the 2 hour JFK walking tour, it was incredible, full of historical facts and interesresting stories. Visiting the Lee Harvey Oswald boarding house was amazing, like stepping back in time. The guide was excited and engaging and kept us entertained the whole time.
Abella F., Kansas City Missouri
You’ve heard the expression: Everything’s bigger in Texas. And those who say it aren’t wrong. But few Texas cities embody this more than sprawling Dallas. After all, it’s the land of the namesake soap opera; a tragic presidential history; frozen margaritas; and chile con queso that will make you weep. It’s also part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and ...
People of a certain age remember exactly where they were on November 22, 1963, when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. President John F. Kennedy was not the only one hit when gunfire erupted in downtown Dallas.
On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down as he rode in a motorcade through Dallas. That killing, and the subsequent murder of his alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald while in police custody, traumatized a nation so intensely that the feeling has never quite faded.
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?
Head east down 7th street to the Bishop Arts DART Station. Your tour guide will assist you with directions.
How far do we walk during the tour?
We walk around 2 miles and we take several breaks along the way. Texan summers are hot, dress appropriately and always wear comfortable shoes.
What should I bring with me?
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, bottle water or drink of your choice and comfortable shoes.
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.