We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Red Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of...
Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Dallas has a history, really.

After you visit The Sixth Floor Museum which chronicles and celebrates the accomplishments of JFK, walk across pleasant Dealy Plaza greenspace to the gorgeous Romanesque... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
raven46
,
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

After you visit The Sixth Floor Museum which chronicles and celebrates the accomplishments of JFK, walk across pleasant Dealy Plaza greenspace to the gorgeous Romanesque confection that was once the Dallas County Courthouse. Step inside Old Red and you'll find a beautifully restored building that now gives the visitor an overview of all that led to Dallas today. Nothing stuffy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Museum is in the old courthouse, a brilliant old red brick building. Museum covers 4 different eras of Dallas and also has a kids interactive section.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trufant, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were in Dallas for the weekend and stopped in. The museum is in a gorgeous building downtown with one of the most extravagant staircases I've seen in an old public building. The museum is laid out by time frame and is very well done. Worth the $8 admission for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgetown, Barbados
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great way to get an overview of Dallas history and points of interest. The entrance fee is minimal and the facility is well maintained. There is also a nice interactive area for children.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What a beautiful building! It appears to be well maintained. Not many people there which made it easier to look at all the displays. There was even a children's section (hands on.) A must see....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maroochydore, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visited this museum while trying to fill in time in Dallas, and was surprised to find that I was the sole visitor. The guy at the desk looked surprised to see me in the mid-afternoon. Was I the first customer of the day? However, the rest of Dallas is also deserted at this time of year, so probably not that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rives Junction, Michigan
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

No matter where we went in the Dealy Plaza area we were constantly drawn to the beauty of this building's exterior. The people of Dallas must be very proud to have it located in such a somber area. Inside it is equally beautiful and interesting, from the illuminated Pegasus to all the detailed history of the area. It's unlikely you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eugene, Oregon
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

It's bigger than we thought. We are in Dallas to cheer our U of O football team to a championship and were looking for education about this city. What a good place to spend a couple hours and learn a lot about Dallas and nearby areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I sadly did not have the time to visit inside the museum, but just from the architecture outside I was gobsmacked. So beautiful to see old sites still shining!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I who are both cultural and history buffs loved this place which is enjoyable for adults and children alike. It takes you from frontier times through to 2007 in distinct clear sections with their own video introduction. It does not stint on difficult times and struggles ie slavery and segregation but demonstrates rightful present day civic pride... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to Old Red Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Red Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?