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Old Red Museum

100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214 571 1300
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Ranked #28 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas County, this museum is...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Dallas, Texas
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358 reviews 358 reviews
94 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lots of history to see here. Worth the trip. You may be surprised at some of the displays. Conveniently located near other attractions you should also visit.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum is an interesting place to learn the past of Dallas. It is not that big, then again it is not that expesive. It has exhibitions from the beginning of Dallas to the present, and it is a good place to spend sometime with the family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Looked out or hotel room and saw this building which had been pointed out as the Tourist information center as well as the museum. Had limited time due to it being after 4 so had an unfortunately too short look around. the staff at the information center were very friendly and helpful giving us some tips as where to eat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well organized exhibition, a lot of antique and pictures almost covered all aspects of history. I don't know why it's not that popular as the sixth floor museum nearby. When I was in Old Red, only 5-6 people were there. Anyways I like quiet museum. A good place for history buff.

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
62 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The building in its self is a piece of history but what's packed inside is the history of the rise of Dallas as a city. Very informative and the exhibits are well displayed. Recommend watching the videos in the major sections of the museum they are full of interesting insight of what it was like during the periods of growth... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The building carries a sense of history. It stands out with its vibrant color and unique look. The exhibition itself might be a history class for school kids, not for adults. Even though there is very limited content on display, the exhibition isnt interactive in a meaningful way, so intensive reading is required.

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Northeastern US
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum is divided into four periods in Dallas County's history, each with its own room. Each room has an introductory film, and (besides the artifacts and pictures) there are also stations in which one can listen to stories describing aspects of the region's history. If you only have an hour, skip the listening stations, but if you have a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Many pictures of events but everything is looking at pictures and reading about them, on interactive items. There are a few videos, could be more interesting with audio or additional ways to involve visitors. Would not be very interesting for youngsters.

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Texarkana,Texas
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212 reviews 212 reviews
32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

While we were visiting Dallas recently we knew that we wanted to visit The Old Red Museum which is located in the historic West End of downtown Dallas. The Museum provides its visitors great insight into what made Dallas great. The Museum is housed in the Old Red Courthouse which dates back to 1892 and covers Dallas history from its... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a great collection and presentation of local history to the region. There are primarily 4 rooms - each dedicated to a faction of history: Settlement through WW1, WW1-WW2, Post War Boom, and Modern Industry and economics. It gave me a full understanding of the people and the place, and a new appreciation for the contributions and industries that were... More 

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