While Dallas, Texas is a thriving city planted firmly in the present, it also has a multiplicity of places that can give you insight into the past. Once your Dallas movers have finished helping you unpack, get a few history lessons at these three locations.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
You can learn all about the machines that helped usher America into the future at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. With more than 30 different vessels on display, you can learn about everything from the early days of the space program to modern commercial flight. You'll be able to see the tiny Apollo 7 vessel and marvel at the Lockheed Martin F-16B “Fighting Falcon." There are regularly scheduled guided tours as well as great historical actors portraying Orville Wright, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle and other prominent pilots from the past.
Dallas Holocaust MuseumThe Dallas Holocaust Museum was established in 1984 in the basement of the Jewish Community Center as a way for survivors to memorialize their tribulations. Throughout the decades, it garnered popular appeal, and in 2005 it was relocated to the West End District. You can take a guided audio tour of the museum to get a full explanation of all the exhibits and hear holocaust survivors tell their tales. The Dallas Holocaust Museum also offers workshops and seminars as well as museum orientations for anyone planning to make a group visit.
Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District
You can literally stand in the spot where history was made and America was changed forever in the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. You'll be able to see the infamous book depository and stroll through Dealey Plaza, which has been preserved since the fateful day.