Nov. 22, 2020, marks the 57th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. SAM 26000, Kennedy's Air Force One, is on display in the museum's Presidential Gallery. He flew aboard SAM 26000 to Dallas, Texas, where he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 -- and it was on this airplane that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new president. SAM 26000 then carried Kennedy's body and Johnson back to Washington, D.C.
This page contains information and resources in commemoration of these historic events.

 

57th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

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SAM 26000 Interior Views

Click on the following links to see 360-degree views of the interior of SAM 26000.

Forward Aircraft Entrance
Pilot Station
Copilot Station
Flight Deck View
Flight Deck Overview
Forward Galley
Communications Station
Presidential Lavatory
Presidential Private Suite
State Room
Presidential Staff Area
VIP Seating
Presidential Galley
Aircrew Seating
Aft Aircraft Entrance

Note: Photos do not reflect the aircraft interior during President Kennedy's term of office. Major structural changes were made to the aircraft during President Nixon's administration, and the interior still looks as it did when the aircraft was delivered to the museum in May 1998.

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