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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: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
69 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Ridgewood, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I recently visited the Old Red Museum with my girlfriend & her aunt. It was all of our first times. It was a great historical, educational and fun museum to visit. We spent approx. 2-1.5 hours looking around and only saw around half the exhibits. I am definitely looking forward to another visit in the future to see the rest.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

So much here! The historical society has done a great job here. As a Dallasite, I'm very proud of our history and feel like Dallas exists because a lot of persistent people willed it to succeed. You could spend all day in here. Worth a couple of hours for any family and blends in well with the 6th Floor Museum... More

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