John F. Kennedy Memorial

John F. Kennedy Memorial

The John F. Kennedy Memorial is located just a few blocks from Dealey Plaza, across from the municipal courtroom. After years of discussion, famous architect Philip Johnson constructed this enormous yet understated memorial to President John F. Kennedy, which was finished in 1970.

The open tomb concept, which resembles a cenotaph, was created by Johnson to represent what he perceived as Kennedy’s free spirit. It’s a striking sight, standing 30 feet tall and 50 feet broad and built of massive marble slabs. Make a point of reading the two epitaphs positioned at the monument’s entrances; they constitute a thought-provoking tribute to the President.