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Old Red Museum

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Address: 100 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202-3502
Phone Number: 214 571 1300
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dedicated to the cultural, economic, political and social history of Dallas...

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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It was a decent museum that covered a lot of history and showed a lot of pieces of the areas legacy. Really good for the school aged children to see and a quick museum for others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
James C
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Brooklyn, New York
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe it is not the best laid out presentation. Maybe it is stretching at times to promote Dallas. But it is worth your time IF you are interested in how Dallas became Dallas. The exhibits are all on one floor which is accessible via elevator for those unable to climb the beautiful staircase. Plan to spend some time walking and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was really cool. The students (2nd grade) really loved the activities and tour of the place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a decent museum that covered a lot of history and showed a lot of pieces of the areas legacy. Really good for the school aged children to see and a quick museum for others. Worth a visit.

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Thank James C
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After visiting the 6th Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza we wanted to see a museum on Texas history. We walked into this building and the lady at the visitor information booth told us it was an excellent museum and worth the visit. We paid the admission fee but were disappointed. It was not very interesting. The building itself was lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially budgeted a couple of hours for this stop but ended up in here closer to 4. There was much to see and was ecspecially neat for my husband who grew up in the Dallas area. Lots of short films, neat memorabilia (JR's hat) and rich history focused Dallas/Ft. Worth.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good set up explaining the history of Dallas. Had four areas set up with an intro movie and then displays to look and read about.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, Daeley Plaza, the book Depository where Oswald shot Kennedy. It's all right here. The building itself is amazing if you like old architecture. The museum is alright and a lot of information about early Texas and Dallas in particular is here. Air conditioned and quiet. Relaxing and informative. Not for little kids. They will be bored.

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting, the beauty of the building by it self is worth the visit however I had higher expectations out of all the floor only 1 and 1/2 have showrooms,still nice to take some time in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for the tourist information - staff member we spoke to was a fine Dallas gentleman who took time to speak to us, find out where we were visiting from and how much time we had free for our visit. He then proceeded to give a clear directions and advice on what was best to see in the time... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't realize how much there really is to see on this awesome tour. I'm one who loves history, and you'll be amazed at the exhibits. There are things you can look at, read about, videos you can watch, and lots of flyers you can pick up on the main floor so you can find other things to do around... More 

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