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Kent, Ohio: Site of the Kent State Massacre Team Field Report

300 Midway Drive, Kent, OH
On the campus of Kent State University. I-76 exit 33. Drive north on Hwy 43 for a little over two miles into town. Turn right onto Hwy 59/Haymaker Pkwy. Drive east one mile. The University will be on your right. Turn right onto Midway Drive. The third building on the right will be Prentice Hall, a dorm. Turn right into the parking lot just after Prentice Hall. The four blocked-off death sites are scattered in and around this parking lot. At the back of the lot is Taylor Hall. In front of it is the abstract metal sculpture with a bullet hole; on its ground floor is the Visitor Center, 101 Taylor Hall.
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Site of the Kent State Massacre

See where the bullets were fired at Kent State's students, and the parking spaces where four of them died. Spend time in the Visitor Center to try to make sense of it all. Report... [04/27/2014]

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Site of the Kent State Massacre

The museum inside Taylor Hall is open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday. There is an outdoor walking tour available any time. Outside of Taylor Hall there are seven Walking Tour markers, four deceased student memorials in the parking lot, and nine wounded student markers at the approximate locations where they were all shot. Everything is free.

[Elly Pastor, 08/16/2022]

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Site of the Kent State Massacre

Kent State has done a great job embracing its/our notorious and shameful past. I shadowed a retired professor and his wife through the museum and his reactions to the displays told me everything.

[Cheryl Taylor, 12/20/2017]
Kent State Killings - Bullet Hole Tour

This happened in May, 1970, and was the result of Vietnam protests and the actions of Ohio governor Rhodes. Each May the hill blooms with thousands of daffodils as a memorial also.

[Lisa M, 09/22/2010]
Kent State Killings - Bullet Hole Tour

On the campus of Kent State University is a steel art structure punctured with bullet holes from the 1970 Kent State Killings of four students. There are bullet marks in the building behind the statue. There is a name plate with the names of the students killed at the base of a small hill. The bullet holes are between the name plate and the bell on top of the hill. The National Guard was standing in front of the bell.

[dan chambers, 12/31/2004]

The area in and around the south parking lot of Prentice Hall also has four blocked-off areas that mark the spots where the four students were shot dead.

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