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Old Red Museum

100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214 571 1300
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As featured in Dallas for young kids
Ranked #37 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is housed in the beautifully Old Red Courthouse.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful presentation on the history of Dallas. Great videos and interactive displays. Our kids enjoyed it.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This was a self guided/paced tour of the history of Dallas. We found it to be very interesting. There were lots of great artifacts (old and newer) on display. It was a good learning experience for the kids.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We moved to North Dallas in Jan 2010, and love it here, So we love to find places of interest, and history. The Old Red Museum is loaded with history from the late 1800's to current. When we went, there was lots of info on the Mayor after JFK was shot, and his great contributions. The price was great, we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If nothing else, just admiring this building is a treat in itself. While Dealey plaza and the 6th floor book depository is right around the corner, take a moment to check out the big red museum. You can't miss it if you look around Dealey plaza you'll see the red building with the bell at the top of it. The... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For the price this museum is worth a visit. For just a few dollars it provides a good insight into the history of Dallas. There are videos for each era which we enjoyed.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a tough place to rate on a 1-5 scale - some are going to give it a 1, others a 5 (so I somewhat arbitrarily picked a # in between - don't give my rating much credence). The experience is more based on your expectations and your willingness to sit through a series of videos that are each... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

So just to get it out the way it's not as "sexy" as the sixth floor museum. If you're in Dallas to learn about JFK then obviously go see the Sixth floor museum. This museum does has some information on the JFK assassination but it's really more to do with the history of Dallas and the area itself. That being... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Situated on Dealey Plaza this extraordinary building houses a history of Dallas. It is really interesting to see the growth of the city from the first settlers through the seemingly crazy idea to make it a port on the Trinity River to today's modern city with a nod to Texas Instruments and an old favourite original Speak & Spell! Don't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Relaxing wander through the past. Well organized. Meaningful exhibits. Brings out a lot of the Dallas history, incorporating our past. Beautiful building. Benches to sit and appreciate the displays.

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Our son's wedding reception was on the 4th floor of the Old Red Museum. It is a grand old building which has been refurbished while keeping the architecture, furnishings and charm! The next time in Dallas we will visit the museum itself. This is a beautiful venue for a special occasion!

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