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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 #36 of 146 attractions in Dallas
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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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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25 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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27 reviews 27 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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Grand Forks, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The outside of this building is so beautiful! It’s very ornate and full of character. The building inside is wonderful to look at with great stained glass. We very much enjoyed the displays and the history lessons provided. The tourism office is located in the same building and they were super helpful and friendly there.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was a very interesting museum. I learned a great deal about Dallas and Texas in general. It is a very well done museum out lining everything from the racism in Texas to the great companies that started up there (Mary Kay, Fritos). It starts with the agricultural history and up through the JFK assassination. Well worth the stop. Plus... More

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London
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37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Well presented, interesting artifacts from Dallas' history. Some of the reviews are indicating that it is 'just' one floor of the building but it is big and if you spent time looking at everything, you could easily take a whole day in here. I was more interested in the early settlers times and fairly brushed past the more recent history... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Since the JFK museum was so crowded, my wife and I decided to go South one block and checkout this museum. Neat place with many elements about Dallas. Broken into four sections -1. Pre 1873, 2. 1874 - 1917, 3, 1918 - 1946, and 4. 1947 - 2007. Plus, they had a special exhibit of Living in the 60s on... More

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Port Hope, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Well this is definitely geared to young children ages 7-12, but there is something here for all ages and as you learn about Dallas, you learn about US history through the lens of Dallas. After you visit the 6th floor museum, come here to let your brain rest from conspiracy theories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Its the history of Dallas its not mind blowing experience. But the history and architecture of the building is interesting. Best thing is its a good safe place to park (parking garage underneath) while exploring the other locations around (where JFK got shot, the reunion rail station ect). It's worth a look but I would not list it as a... More

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