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Old Red Museum

Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
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Ranked #27 of 110 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access

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Eugene, Oregon
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 

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Dallas, Texas
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372 reviews 372 reviews
95 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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Senior Contributor
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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62 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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