|Model of Assassination Scene|
Sixth Floor Museum
This area looks much as it did on that fateful day in 1963. Cars whiz past large Xs on Elm Street that mark the points where the first and fatal shots hit our 35th president. The 6th floor Book Depository window has a view only slightly more obscured by trees than it was 56 years ago. It is eerie to look down on the street with the same view that Lee Harvey Oswald took advantage of with so little thought to the consequences of his actions.
|Sixth Floor Museum|
|View from Sixth Floor Museum|
The Sixth Floor Museum offers a comprehensive review of Kennedy's presidency and the assassination. Conspiracy theories are summarized but not reviewed in depth. I enjoyed it, even knowing most of the information presented before visiting. My 15-year-old, who has been dragged through more historic sites than he could list, gave it his highest possible recommendation. "It was actually interesting." 😉
|John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza|
"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers."
~ John F Kennedy, October 26, 1963