Dallas, Texas: Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room

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Address:
1026 North Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX
Directions:
East side of N. Beckley Ave., just south of N. Zang Blvd. No trespassing.
Admission:
Owner Patricia Hall offers private tours for $40 per person.
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Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room

John F. Kennedy's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, roomed in this Oak Cliff boarding house starting in October 1963, while he worked at the Texas Book Depository. See his bed, and the dresser where he kept his murderous pistol. Sign on the front lawn identifies the house.

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Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room

Pat Hill the owner is amazing. The house is no longer on the market. [Potential buyers] were not going to preserve the historical value.

[Matt, 08/15/2018]
Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room

We hit this jewel by hopping on one of the Dallas city bus tours. Our guide let us in, and it was as if we walked through a time portal. Every article in the home was said to be original, and as strange as it may sound it even smelled like the sixties; very transportive. My teenage kids were super creeped out, which made it even more fun.

We were permitted to take as many photographs as we wanted so long as someone was in them.

[Brianna Taylor, 06/10/2017]
Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room

Viewing the house from the street is free, but the owner has a sign out front with a phone number. If she's home, she'll give you a tour of the place (there's only two rooms you get to see) for a $20 donation. She told me I could only take two photos during the tour.

[Jamie Z, 05/02/2015]

Oswald apartment.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Boarding Room House

The house [where Lee Harvey Oswald boarded at the time of the Kennedy assassination] is for sale now.

[EL Bastard, 07/31/2013]

The JFK assassination happened 50 years ago; the owner has decided to finally put the house on the market.

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