About the Bus Tour
This unique, live narrated private 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.
What to Expect
John F. Kennedy began his presidency in one of the most turbulent times in American history. The Cold War was in full swing and the nation divided. The country needed JFK. The young, virile Jack and his radiant wife Jacqueline embodied the American dream and the hopes of a nation. He was to lead the nation to a bright future and the world to a united front. He could do no wrong.
All was brought to an untimely end November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was shot twice and killed.
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.
Your tour will visit the grounds of Dealey Plaza and the famous Sixth Floor Museum and 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.
- Climate controlled vehicle
- Roundtrip transportation
- Professional Tour Guide
- Companion Interactive Guide
- Exclusive Access to the Oswald Rooming House
- All taxes fees and handling charges
- Live commentary on board
This is a typical itinerary for this product, however, this is a private experience, the provider can customize the itinerary to match your requirements .
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.
Greyhound Bus Station
Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District
Called the 'birthplace of Dallas'. It was the location of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that have been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for assassins.
Grassy Knoll, Elm St
The grassy knoll is a small, sloping hill inside the Dealey Plaza and adjacent by the former Texas School Book Depository. It became well known following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The knoll was above Kennedy and to his right (west and north) during the assassination on November 22, 1963.
Dallas Police Headquarters, City Jail
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.
Dallas Morning News Headquarters
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.
Oswald Rooming House Museums
This tour includes exclusive access to Oswald's Rooming House. This is the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was living at the time of the president’s assassination. We will also visit the location where Oswald’s infamous rifle picture was taken.
Site Of Officer J. D. Tippit's Assassination
We will visit the location where 45 minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Tippit was shot dead in a residential neighborhood in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas.
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
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.
The Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is a museum located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) in downtown Dallas, Texas, overlooking Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm and Houston Streets. The museum examines the life, times, death, and legacy of United States President John F. Kennedy and the life of Lee Harvey Oswald as well as the various conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination. Add On: Visit to the museum exhibit.
Frequent Asked Questions
Where do we meet?
This is a private tour, we will pick you up and drop you off at the location you request.
Does the tour include roudn-trip transporation?
Yes, the tour includes round-trip transportation, we will pick you up and drop you off at any location in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Make sure you provide your desire pickup location when filling up te reservation request from.
Is there a restroom stop during the tour?
Yes, the tour has several stops. If you need to go to the bathroom before the tour starts, ask your guide for instructions.
What is the difference between the JFK bus and JFK walking 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 his wife in the first few months of 1963.
Great For: History Lovers, Family Reunion, Young Adults, Visitors