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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
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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.
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Captures Texan history. Good for a short visit.

If you want your fix of Texan and American history, the Old red museum is a charming museum in downtown Dallas. Overlooking the Kennedy Memorial ( a landmark in itself), the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Orlando, Florida
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199 reviews 199 reviews
79 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I understand that this museum is supposed to be "children-friendly". When I went I guess there was some sort of a school trip. I do realize kids can be loud sometimes and I'm cool with that. But they were running around everywhere, screaming, making it impossible to enjoy anything. And mind you there is not that much to enjoy anyway,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you want your fix of Texan and American history, the Old red museum is a charming museum in downtown Dallas. Overlooking the Kennedy Memorial ( a landmark in itself), the Museum encapsulates about 200 years of history including wartime medals and mementoes, a small glimpse of KKK artifacts and much more. They are also very children friendly and encourage... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's a pretty small museum, but it offers an extensive look into the formation of Dallas and Texas as a whole, the way Texans look at the world, and some interesting musical and cultural artefacts. there was also an exhibit on Dallas architecture, which reminded me a lot of old Bombay houses!

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Skokie, Illinois, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This historic courthouse was restored and a museum was added to the second floor. It only cost $5 for entrance to the museum and it was worth the modest price of admission. This one floor contained a large amount of history and I spent about 40 minutes walking through the different displays. Stop by for a visit and to soak... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lots of fun artifacts but I wanted to see more of this awesome building. They said you call ahead you can request a building renovation tour. No staff to ask any questions or get additional insights. $8 for adults.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Dallas hasn't preserved a lot of its historical structures, so it is nice to see that this historic courthouse was converted into a history museum of Dallas. My first impression was that its interpretation is very Eurocentric. One wall discusses the presence of Amerindians...and how the river divided the sedentary from the nomadic. No mention is made that Bryan's (the... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We didn't pay to go inside this museum, but did walk around the lobby (and use the facilities). There are some cool exhibits in the lobby you can look at for free. There's also a tourist information area in the lobby where the people are SUPER nice and helpful. Stop by!

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Dallas, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 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 

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4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Trufant, Michigan, United States
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69 helpful votes 69 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.

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