Dealey Plaza Dallas
Dealey Plaza (2015) as viewed from Reunion Tower. Shown are the Texas School Book Depository and the “grassy knoll” in the upper center, the seven-story Dal-Tex Building, and the Dallas County Records Building.
July 5 — July 11, 2020
Yes, ‘X’ marks the spot and it is weird to say ‘Yay! I’m a fan’ of this. It might seem creepy but when you think of the spots not marking a dead as much as then mark a point in history for the United States it feels a little different. The event happened before I was born but as probably all Americans and many others I have seen the most famous video many times and have a mental image in my mind of what the place looked like.
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & …
“I was 3, my grandmother held me as we watched the funeral. She told me never to forget what I saw. To this day, I hold those times as my first memories, and I have not forgotten.”
So, to be honest, you need some initial background of the situation. A quick read of Wikipedia will probably do the trick. After obtaining that initial knowledge, you are good to read the signs and be live on the scene where American history went down.
A tribute to a great President, John F. Kennedy. This is where our 35th President was assassinated on November 22, 1963. It has a lot of history and the x on the street shows where he got shot. Definitely a must-visit if you are in the area. Thousands and thousands of people visit from all over the world to see this place, and people that are from Dallas have not even made a trip here, sad but true. I grew up in Dallas and have only been here once.
The Dealey Plaza Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1993 and designated a National Historic Landmark the same year. The former county courthouse is individually listed on the National Register and is also designated a State Antiquities Landmark (SAL) and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL). Additional properties within the district are also this. The following are contributing properties and other significant buildings within the historic district.
Items inspired by the 1960s, books, documentaries & special gift items.
Seeing this place always gives me a weird sense of deja vu. Everyone has seen the Zapruder film, and all those photos, and the Oliver Stone JFK movie, so coming here for the first time is always surreal like you’ve been there before like you were there. Seeing things like the Grassy Knoll, and the place where “X” marks the spot is always strange.
Three decades after the Kennedy assassination, in October 1993, the Secretary of the Interior designated Dealey Plaza a National Historic Landmark District. This new historic status acknowledged that the spot where John F. Kennedy died was significant in United States history.
Klyde Warren Park Definitely a must-visit if you are in the area. Thousands and thousands of people visit from all over the world to see this place, and people that are from Dallas have not even made a trip here, sad but true. I grew up in Dallas and have only been here once.
We walked Dealey Plaza, walked on the grassy knoll, read all the plaques and stood and stared at the 3 Xs that were marked in the street that showed each spot where JFK was shot, what we did not do, is run in a busy street and stand on the Xs and take pictures!! I thought that was a bit disrespectful.
We are old enough to remember Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 and visiting the Sixth Floor Museum and the surroundings is a very special experience.
Arts District Dallas I have read (and seen) Stephen King’s 11.22.63 and do not really get into the conspiracy theories believing more in lex parsimonious “law of parsimony” that sometimes even the bad guys get lucky.
The Museum remains closed until we can reopen safely.
“Wow this was super surreal to be standing on the grassy knolls and see the actual spots where JFK was shot.” in 38 reviews
It costs nothing to visit Dealey Plaza. So, anyone interested in American history should definitely add this to their to-do list while in Dallas.
Dealey Plaza /ˈdiːliː/ is a city park in the West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is sometimes called the “birthplace of Dallas”. It also was the location of the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963; 30 minutes after the shooting, Kennedy died at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark on November 22, 1993, the 30th anniversary of the JFK assassination, to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, and buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that has been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for assassin(s).
/commercial-duct-cleaning-dallas-tx/ Located near the north grassy knoll on November 22, 1963, there were several witnesses, three large traffic signposts, four sidewalk lamp posts, the John Neely Bryan north pergola concrete structure including its two enclosed shelters, a tool shed, one 3.3 foot (1 m) high concrete wall connected to each of the pergola shelters; ten tall, wide, low-hanging live oak trees; a five-foot (1.5 m) tall, wooden, cornered, stockade fenceline measured at approximately 169 feet (53.6 m) long; six street curb sewer openings, their sewer manholes and their interconnecting large pipes; and several 2 to 6 foot (0.6 to 1.8 m) tall bushes, trees and hedges.
A reflective environment for people of all ages seeking information and understanding about the assassination and legacy of JFK. By appointment only.