|Created by Freda Dillard
DFW Historical Tours
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|Texas School Book Depository
On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th
President of the United States, was gunned down in the
streets of Dallas, Texas. Since that time, many people
have visited the scene of the crime to see the 6th floor
window of the Texas School Book Depository where Lee
Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the shots that killed the
President. They stand in the middle of Elm Street where
an "X" marks the spot where the fatal shot struck
President Kennedy. Many come just to walk the "Grassy
Knoll" at Dealey Plaza and reflect on that tragic day in
Then there are those who want to learn more about the
events of that day. My tour will lead you through the
events that began on November 22, 1963, from the time
President and Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Dallas.
This is not a package tour with a set script and schedule.
My standards tours are 3, 4 or 6 hours in length, but we
are also available by the day for those needing an
in-depth tour. Every tour is custom designed for what
you want to do and see. Because you may not be aware
of what sites are available, I have provided examples of
what each tour generally consists of. But, remember,
this is your tour and should you want to make changes, I
will be happy to do so.
I also offer a 2-hour JFK 101 Tour, but it is very limited in scope
and will only cover a walking tour of the crime scene (Dealey
Plaza and the Grassy Knoll) and a drive-through of the major
locations - Oswald's rooming house, the site where Dallas Police
Officer J.D. Tippit was killed and the Texas Theatre.
For personal tours consisting of 1-3 people, I will provide
transportation. For larger groups, I can schedule transportation
for up to 57 people or step on to your bus or van.
While we specialize in first day evidence and tend to believe
there probably was a conspiracy, we will present all sides of
every issue and welcome any input you may have.
The JFK Assassination Tour is my most requested tour.
The following is a list of what I offer on the JFK Assassination Tour. Since your tour will
be custom designed to your specifications, I recommend that you read over this list
before calling to schedule your tour.
Basic JFK 101 Tour ( 2 Hours)
|Dealey Plaza and the Grassy Knoll) and a drive-through of the major locations - |
|Oswald's rooming house, the site where Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was killed |
and the Texas Theatre.
|Crime scene tour of Dealey Plaza, the Grassy Knoll, discussing what happened, |
|how many shots were fired, photographs, film footage showing what happened at |
|Trade Mart where President Kennedy was going to make his speech|
|Parkland Hospital emergency entrance|
|Site where Oswald boarded a city bus|
|Site where Oswald boarded a taxi cab to Oak Cliff|
|Exact route from Greyhound Bus Station to Oswald's rooming house|
|Route from rooming house to site where Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was killed|
|Route Oswald took from Tippit murder scene to Hardy's Shoe Store and then to the |
|Jack Ruby's apartment|
|Site of Top Ten Record Shop where Officer Tippit made a phone call moments |
|before his murder|
|Site of Oswalds' Elsbeth Street residence|
|Neely residence where famous photograph was taken of Oswald holding rifle, pistol |
|and the militant newspaper|
|Location of Jack Ruby's Carousel Club|
|Municipal Building where the Dallas Police Department was located on the third |
|floor and the jail on the fourth and fifth floors where Oswald was jailed|
|Western Union office where Jack Ruby sent $25 over to Fort Worth to one of his |
All that is listed in the 3-Hour Tour plus:
|Buell Frazier's home. Mr. Frazier helped Oswald find the job at the Texas School |
|Ruth Paine's home where Marina Oswald and the children lived|
|Oswald's grave located at Rose Hill Cemetery|
Additional sites available
|Kennedy parade route from Love Field to Dealey Plaza|
|Residence where Oswald attempted to kill Gen. Edwin A. Walker|
|Mason's Gun Shop where Oswald purchased the 6.5 mm Mannlicher-Carcano |
|Hotel Texas in Fort Worth where President Kennedy spent his last night|
|Rose Cheramie's grave - the woman who knew about the assassination a week |
|before it occurred|
|Officer J.D. Tippit's grave|