The rifle that allegedly killed JFK was stashed in this garage.
The rifle that allegedly killed JFK was stashed in this garage.

JFK Assassination House: Tours

Field review by the editors.

Irving, Texas

There are two Oswald houses in Texas connected with the assassination of President Kennedy; this is the most famous of the two. It was the house where Oswald's wife and children lived with its sympathetic owners while Oswald worked at the Texas School Book Depository and lived in another house; he only came here on weekends. That changed on Thursday, November 21, 1963, when Oswald uncharacteristically spent the night here instead -- then left the next morning with a long package he retrieved from the garage (he said it was curtain rods).

The house remained a drive-by attraction for 50 years, until in 2013 it was restored to its 1963 appearance and opened to the public for tours. Actors portray Oswald, his wife, and the homeowners in "projected vignettes" within the house.

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JFK Assassination House: Tours

Ruth Paine House Museum

Address:
801 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX
Directions:
Ruth Paine House Museum. Tours start at the Visitors Center on the third floor of the Irving Central Library, at 801 W. Irving Blvd. Visitors are then bussed to the house, which is at 2515 W. 5th St.
Hours:
90 min. tours Tu-Sa; book in advance. (Call to verify)
Phone:
972-721-3729
Admission:
Adults $12.
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