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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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All you want to know about Dallas' history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 57 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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Address: 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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