This public Dallas park was completed in 1940 and named for George Bannerman Dealey, a civic leader, early publisher of The Dallas Morning News and an advocate for the revitalization of the area. Most notably, Dealey Plaza is also where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. In 1993, the National Park Service designated Dealey Plaza a National Historic Landmark District, encompassing the area between Pacific Avenue, Market Street, Jackson Street and the former railroad tracks. John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza is located about a block away from Dealey Plaza.
Located at Dealey Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on the United States and the world. The museum is located on the top two floors of the former Texas School Book Depository.