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Old Red Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-571-1300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to visit. It is laid out to walk you through the history of Dallas. The exhibits are well organized and there are good explanations for everything. The building itself it interesting with beautiful architecture. I didn't have a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaD7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is diagonal from the book storage bldg, from where JFK was shot, so you cannot miss it when visiting the plaza. The bldg itself it's very beautiful, of great architectural style in red stone blocks. It served as an Courthouse before and today...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely preserved court house converted into a museum covering the Dallas Texas area from early settlers to current times. Four main theaters representing four periods of Dallas growth with lots of interactive displays surrounding each one makes up the second floor. Enjoyed it very much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is some great Dallas education here. Was worth the investment of time. The museum is free and close to other things to do and see. Put it in your list for about an hour.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sean664
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the museum. Learned a lot about Dallas. Videos and touch screens were awesome. Take at least 2 hours to go through everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank juliemarms
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The Old Red Museum is a very interesting place to visit in Dallas. They have many exhibitions to explain how Dallas County began. History of the people, businesses, trademarks, artists and many more. I liked the exhibition dedicated to the famous people and recognized products...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ivonna02
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This is a very cool museum with very interesting exhibits. We enjoyed it very much. Only downside was having to mediate between an irate patron and one of the staff members due to a bathroom entry. It was silly, but shouldn't have happened.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ugo C
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Well organized, informative, some trivia did not know-such growth between 1967 and 1990 had no idea how many progressive efforts took place. Thank you for showing us

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you love architecture, this is one of my favs. It's Richardsonian Romanesque architecture adds some history to dallas.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank travelinghijabista
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful museum, we enjoyed it to no end. So many wonderful items and videos to enjoy and a peaceful environment. We were visiting our son in Dallas and we weren’t sure it was something that would interest him but to our surprise he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lizanne C
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from LuisArmandrake | Reviewed this property |
the museum has a fee of 10 usd, but it is worth visiting the museum, the location is wonderful.
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September 1, 2016|
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Response from DANA W | Reviewed this property |
•The Museum is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily as of Sep 2016. •General admission: $8 •Senior/Student admission: $6 •Children (ages 3-16): $5 •Children under age 3: Free •Old Red Members: Free with proof of membership •Sunday... More