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JFK Assassination Bus Tour + Oswald Rooming House

Explore the real story, the conspiracy theories, and the people behind the event that changed the world.

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Our guides are as enthusiastic and energetic as the city. Each of them bring a unique perspective that makes our tours personalized, memorable, and fun.

How Long: Two hour bus tour - Every day at 10AM

What we’ll do

We will revisit November 22, 1963 in Dallas. Drive thru the same path as the Presidential Motorcade and explore the events & conspiracy theories surrounding the tragic events. Highlights: JFK Memorial, Dealey Plaza, Old Red Courthouse, Dallas City Hall,Thanksgiving Square, Pioneer Plaza, Lee Harvey Oswald Rooming House.

Where we will meet

We will meet at the JFK Memorial located at 646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202. If you are driving, the closest parking is at the memorial underground parking. Please arrive to the pickup location at least 10 minutes before the departure time. See Map

What we will provide

Transportation & a tour guide: This is truly the best JFK tour you will ever take. Our guide John Carlton is an expert JFK historian, and he will chronologically walk you thru the sequence of events, including the unique look inside Lee Harvey Oswald Rooming House! 

Cancellation Policy

Any experience or event booked directly with THE JOYLAB can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy for details.

Featured Reviews

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    Great tour!

    Loved this tour! John was very knowledgeable about downtown and the JFK assassination. We stopped at a Pegasus and the bronze longhorns for photo ops and learning. Every location related to the JFK assassination was well covered with plenty of stops along the way. Entrance into the Oswald rooming house was an extra bonus. I definitely recommend this tour! The bus was clean, safe, on time and had large windows.

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    JFK Assassination Tour Review: Five Star

    WOW... We have lived in Dallas for more than 36 years and wanted to learn more about the JFK Assassination. This tour far exceeded all expectations.

    An incredible experience. Our tour guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable. We could not have asked for more. This is a packed two hours. We took the same route that JFK took through downtown Dallas, we visited two locations where Oswald lived, where he murdered Officer Tippett, where he was taken into custody, and much more.

    This tour has my strongest recommendation. Perfect for visitors wanting to learn more about Dallas history or locals wanting a fact-filled tour of their town.

    Michael Buckman

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    A Dallas “Must do” Tour

    We went on this tour and learned a great deal about the city of Dallas and it’s unique neighborhoods, landmarks and buildings. John is an awesome tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned about Bonnie & Clyde, history of Dallas; JFK assassination details and the sequence of events leading up to the murder and what happened afterwards. We even were treated to wonderful cookies on our trip.

    I feel that it is important to go on this particular tour when you first arrive in Dallas.

    That way not only do you get educated on the city’s history~but you can discover the city’s hidden gems to visit on the rest of your trip.

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    Awesome tour!

    What an awesome tour! Not only John is an excellent tour guide, but he can transport you to the day of the unfortunate incident and provide details that I have never heard before. What an extraordinary experience to have the opportunity to see the place where Lee Harvey Oswald lived. I had no idea this place has been maintained and kept the way it was all these years. Awesome!!! Highly recommended!

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    John is an awesome tour guide!

    This guided tour is a must for anyone who is at all interested the JFK assassination. It goes for about 2 hours. Our tour guide John was great. Very accommodating, very knowledgeable, excellent driver, a great teacher.

    The tour takes you along the actual route of the motorcade, then along Lee Harvey Oswald's "escape" route. Included in this second part of the tour is a visit to Oswald's "rooming house", which has been excellently maintained, a visit to where the police officer Tippit was murdered, to the shoe shop where he briefly hid and was later followed by the show shop owner, to the cinema where he was finally apprehended.

    In addition to the JFK-related stuff, John takes you to some great Dallas landmarks and gets out with you, allowing awesome opportunities for photos.

    I would recommend this tour to absolutely anyone who is visiting Dallas and is even slightly interested in the JFK assassination, but also for those who just want a short guided tour of the city!
    Thank you John!

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    Much more than expected! Great tour.

    John is relaxed, friendly and full of great facts. He not only shared the assassination info, he also gave great tidbits about Dallas in general. We even stopped for BBQ in the middle of the tour! The bonus was the chance to go into the Oswald Rooming house. Great tour. Money well spent!

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    Awesome Tour!!!

    Best DFW Tours honestly provided the best city tour I've ever been on - and I travel a great deal. Having lived in Dallas for over 20 years, I thought I knew most of the city's history and major landmarks, however, our tour guide, John, conveyed many interesting details and insights that really made what we were seeing come alive! A highlight of the tour was certainly the JFK story - we took the same route that his motorcade traveled and also went in to the house that Lee Harvey Oswald lived in at the time. Truly fascinating. I highly recommend this tour for visitors and long-time Dallas residents alike - you'll learn what really makes Dallas the vibrant, world-class city that it is!!

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    A must do tour!

    The tour exceeded my expectations. John, the tour guide, was funny, knowledgable and super nice. The tour was way more than a JFK tour, it was an adventure through the city of Dallas with many interesting historical facts along the way. The access to the house where Oswald lived was amazing! I highly recommend this tour.

There are a total of 263 reviews of this experience in THE JOYLAB – Overall Rating: Highly recemented.
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