Ruth Paine House Museum Tours

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  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Valid:
  • Times: 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
  • Admission: The cost is $12; free for ages 11 and younger.
  • Ruth Paine House Museum
    801 W. Irving Blvd.
    Irving, TX 75061
  • TEL: 972-721-4750
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, a small suburban home in Irving, Texas, and those living there were caught up in the whirlwind surrounding the tragedy. Half a century later, the historic home has been restored to its 1963 look and opened as a multimedia museum to tell the story of the events that occurred there. President John F. Kennedy was killed by a bullet from a sniper's rifle Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. An endeavor to find the responsible party for this tragic event in American history brought the FBI and local law enforcement officials to a small home in Irving, Texas. The home belonged to Ruth Paine, a suburban housewife. Ruth Paine's house is where alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before shots rang out at Dallas' Dealey Plaza - claiming the life of President Kennedy. In 2009, the City of Irving purchased the Ruth Paine House to preserve its historical integrity; in 2013, it created a museum within so that visitors from near and far can have a rare encounter with history. Tours begin at the Ruth Paine House Museum Visitors' Center , located on the third floor of the Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. Tours are limited to 12 patrons. The Paine House Visitors' Center features self-guided exhibits that introduce visitors to Ruth and Michael Paine, how the young couple came to live in Irving, Texas, and how they met Lee and Marina Oswald. Tours of the multimedia museum start on the third floor of the Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A van will take visitors from the library to the house. Reservations must be made online in advance at www.cityofirving.org/museums/paine-house.asp .