HISTORY. As Dallas’ birthplace, Downtown is a living museum with over 200 historical landmarks, including the fanciful Old Red Courthouse (don’t miss the gargoyles), the rustic pioneer cabin at Dallas County Historical Plaza, serene Pioneer Cemetery, charming Old City Park, and the thought-provoking exhibits at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
CENTER OF TRANSIT. All roads (and tracks) lead to Downtown, which is served by DART light rail and six stations, commuter rail, a trolley-bus circulator system, two bus transfer stations, AMTRAK and the soon-to-be-expanded McKinney Avenue Trolley.
It’s all right here, and you’re invited to Come on Down!town.
THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA
“Must See City Site”–D Magazine. Located in the former Texas School Book Depository Building, this Museum is Dallas’ #1 visited site and the most visited historic site in North Texas. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza examines the life, times, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. With over 400 photographs, artifacts, displays and award-winning video, the museum leads the visitor through one of the most historic and moving four days in U.S. history.
Recent additions to the Museum include a number of items from the estate of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; “The Photographers and the Evidence,” with a number of actual cameras used on November 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza including the famous Zapruder camera. Other new items include special mementos from the Zapruder estate of Leonard Bernstein.
The Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is an audio tour available in seven languages including a special English only children’s audio tour. For information, call 214-747-6660.
THE CLEAN TEAM
What’s green, gray and navy and tidies up better than anything?
Downtown’s new Clean Team! Introduced in January by the Downtown Improvement District, the program was created to provide litter control and light maintenance duties throughout Downtown.
Dressed in green, gray and navy uniforms featuring the Clean Team logo, the group’s nine members team up with three City of Dallas employees to perform daily tasks such as sidewalk sweeping, minor repairs, light landscaping, graffiti removal and replacing liners in trash containers. The team is well-equipped, too, with the most innovative power sweepers and litter vacuums available, all displaying the distinctive Clean Team logo. Since some jobs require more traditional cleaning methods, team members may also be seen on distinctive cargo trikes.
The Clean Team joins the Dallas Ambassadors, whose 23 members serve as extra eyes and ears for the Dallas Police Department, to make Downtown cleaner and safer than ever for employees, citizens and visitors.