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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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Really gorgeous building in between Dealy Plaza and the JFK Memorial. We were kinda lost downtown and the information center on the first floor of this building was so helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Little Rock, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really gorgeous building in between Dealy Plaza and the JFK Memorial. We were kinda lost downtown and the information center on the first floor of this building was so helpful. They have maps and informational brochures about everything in Dallas. The lady who helped us was so sweet. She got us back on track, knew just what where were needing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is such a striking building and beautifully restored, the sense of history starts before you even go in. Well set out display highlighting the history and achievements of Dallas. Worth the visit.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I are new to the DFW area, and recently the Mother in Law visited, so we came here as a great way to have an outing in a cool venue. I had seen this museum from afar on an earlier visit to Dealy Plaza, and at that time made plans to see Old Red as soon as... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This isn't the greatest museum I've been to, but it is a beautiful old building. There is a tourist information office on the ground floor. The best part about this place is the super cold air conditioning!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is an interesting history museum, with artifacts highlighting several different aspects of the city's history, including the numerous Texan companies that have since become world famous, very early history of the State's foundation, and of course, President Kennedy's assassination. I spent quite some time here going round the various exhibits and found it really interesting. On the lower floor... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great place to learn about history. It is a self guided tour so its great if you like to go at your own space. The museum is filled with tons of information and it took us about 2 hours to go through it. Great for history lovers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Well, I don't think this museum is *great* for young kids but it's wonderful for teens and adults. There is A LOT of information here and it covers a lot of history. We had a good time, and the staff was helpful.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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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Address: 100 South Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Downtown Dallas
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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