Dealey Plaza

Although it’s Infamously known for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dealey Plaza was once celebrated for much different reasons. It’s also the site of the first home, the first courthouse, the first post office, the first store, and the first fraternal lodge in Dallas, earning its nickname “the birthplace of Dallas”. That outlook was forever changed on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm, when JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Many surrounding buildings and landmarks are of historical importance including the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shot, a white “X” on Elm St. where JFK was hit, the suspicious “Grassy Knoll”, and dozens of other sites of interest- both related and unrelated to JFK.